The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Silent Night

Also known as Judea's calm and silent night

For Christmas

Words: Emma Pitt

Music: W. F. Sherwin

Source: L. O. Emerson, Song Worship for Sunday Schools (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1884), pp. 111-112.

1. Judea's calm and silent night
Had cast her veil o'er hill and plain;
The stars looked on, from far-off homes,
Where watching shepherds oft had lain;
The sound of busy life was stilled
In humble home and rich above,
While lonely men, 'mid silent flocks,
Heard singing in the home of God.

Chorus:
O silent night! O hallowed night!
We fain would hear thy song again;
'Twas "Glory be to God on high;
On earth good will to men."

2. Then music filled the startled air!
An angel's voice from heav'n was heard;
For hark! "To you is born this day
A Saviour who is Christ the Lord."
The wise men followed Bethlehem's star,
Which to Messiah led the way,
And worshipped there the infant King,
Who humbly in the manger lay.

Sheet Music from L. O. Emerson, Song Worship for Sunday Schools (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1884), pp. 111-112.

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Note:

Not related to "Silent Night, Holy Night" or any other translation of the Austrian hymn "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!."

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