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Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Alles schläft. Einsam wacht
Nur das traute heilige Paar.
Holder Knab’ im lockigten Haar,
Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh!
Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh!

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Gottes Sohn! O! wie lacht
Lieb’ aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund’.
Jesus! in deiner Geburt!
Jesus! in deiner Geburt!

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Die der Welt Heil gebracht,
Aus des Himmels goldenen Höh’n
Uns der Gnade Fülle läßt seh’n
Jesum in Menschengestalt!
Jesum in Menschengestalt!

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Wo sich heut alle Macht
Väterlicher Liebe ergoß
Und als Bruder huldvoll umschloß
Jesus die Völker der Welt!
Jesus die Völker der Welt!

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Lange schon uns bedacht,
Als der Herr vom Grimme befreyt,
In der Väter urgrauer Zeit
Aller Welt Schonung verhieß!
Aller Welt Schonung verhieß!

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel „Halleluja!“
Tönt es laut bey Ferne und Nah:
„Jesus der Retter ist da!“
„Jesus der Retter ist da!“


List of language codes

Submitted by Bertram Kottmann


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in Danish (Dansk), a translation by Bernhardt Severin Ingemann (1789 - 1862) , published 1850 [an adaptation] DUT NOR POR SWE GRE SPA SLO EST NYN ENG SLN FIN ICE POL by Franz Xaver Gruber.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • EST Estonian (Eesti keel) [singable] (Karl August Hermann) , title 1: "Püha öö, õnnistud öö!" [an adaptation]
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , title 1: "Σιγαλιά άγιας βραδιάς"
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) (John Freeman Young) , title 1: "Silent night, holy night" [an adaptation]
  • SPA Spanish (Español) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: "Noche de paz, noche de amor" [an adaptation]
  • ICE Icelandic (Íslenska) [singable] (Matthías Jochumsson) , title 1: "Hljóða nótt, heilaga nótt"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: "Stille nacht, heilige nacht" [an adaptation]
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: "Stille natt! Heilage natt!" [an adaptation]
  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) [singable] (Bernt Andreas Støylen) , title 1: "Glade jol, heilage jol!" [an adaptation]
  • POL Polish (Polski) [singable] (Piotr Maszyński) , title 1: "Cicha noc, święta noc", c1930 [an adaptation]
  • POR Portuguese (Português) [singable] (Pedro Sinzig, Frei) , title 1: "Noite feliz! Noite feliz!", c1912 [an adaptation]
  • POR Portuguese (Português) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title 1: "Noite de paz! Noite de amor!" [an adaptation]
  • SWE Swedish (Svenska) [singable] (Carl Oscar Mannström) , title 1: "Stilla natt, heliga natt!" [an adaptation]
  • SLO Slovak (Slovenčina) [singable] (Ladislav Hohoš) , title 1: "Tichá noc, svätá noc!", copyright © [an adaptation]
  • SLN Slovenian (Slovenščina) [singable] (Jakob Aljaž) , title 1: "Sveta noč, blažena noč", 1871 [an adaptation]
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) [singable] (Gustaf Oskar Schöneman) , title 1: "Jouluyö, juhlayö!" [an adaptation]

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