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In stiller Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

    Stille! Stille! - Stille ist die Nacht!
Alles sich zum Schlafe neiget!
Alles ruhet, Alles schweiget,
Gott im Himmel wacht
In der stillen Nacht.
    Stille! Stille! - Stille nah und fern!
Sternlein an dem Himmel blinken,
Mahnen uns mit stummem Winken:
Liebet Gott den Herrn!
Er ist euch nicht fern!
    Stille! Stille! - Stille heil'ge Ruh!
Engel schweben auf und nieder,
Singen leise Schlummerlieder;
Stille sei auch du,
Schlafe nun in Ruh!
     Stille! Stille! - Stille ist die Nacht!
Und es schweigen alle Sorgen,
Ruhen bis zum neuen Morgen;
Gott hält treue Wacht
In der stillen Nacht!

Confirmed with Kinder-Lieder von G. Ch. Dieffenbach, Mainz: Verlag von C.G. Kunze, 1854, page 15

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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