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Silent night, holy night

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Silent night, holy night, 
all is calm, all is bright 
round yon virgin 
mother and child. 
Holy infant, so tender and mild, 
sleep in heavenly peace, 
sleep in heavenly peace. 

Silent night, holy night, 
shepherds quake at the sight; 
glories stream from heaven afar, 
heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! 
Christ the Savior is born, 
Christ the Savior is born! 

Silent night, holy night, 
Son of God, love's pure light; 
radiant beams from thy holy face 
with the dawn of redeeming grace, 
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth, 
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. 

Silent night, holy night, 
wondrous star, lend thy light; 
with the angels let us sing, 
Alleluia to our King; 
Christ the Savior is born, 
Christ the Savior is born!

Note: J. F. Young wrote stanzas 1-3; the fourth is by an anonymous writer.

Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Joseph Mohr (1792 - 1848) , title 1: "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!", 1816 EST ENG DAN GRE SPA ICE by Th. Eisenhauer, Franz Wilhelm Abt, Franz Xaver Gruber.
  • Also set in Danish (Dansk), a translation by Bernhardt Severin Ingemann (1789 - 1862) , published 1850 [an adaptation] EST ENG GRE SPA ICE by Franz Xaver Gruber.

Text added to the website: 2017-03-18.
Last modified: 2017-03-18 13:24:20
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