The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Peaceful Night! Hallowed Night!

Words: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!, Rev. Joseph Mohr, 1816
Translator Unknown

Music "Stille Nacht," by Franz Gruber, 1818
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Original Music: MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Bobbie Kalman, Early Christmas. Toronto: Crabtree Publishing Company, 1981, p. 19.

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See Notes and Links to Translations

1. Peaceful night! hallowed night!
All around, sleep profound
Whilst the happy and privileg'd pair
Watch the wonderful infant with care,
Sunk in heav'nly repose,
Sunk in heav'nly repose.

2. Peaceful night! hallowed night!
Shepherds first, tending sheep.
Angels' song with wonder hear,
Sounding loud from far and near,
Jesus the Savior is come!
Jesus the Savior is come.

3. Peaceful night! hallowed night!
Son of God, O what love
Is in every feature protray'd!
Thou to us salvation art made,
Jesus the Savior of man!
Jesus the Savior of man!

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