Silent Night, Holy Night
Words: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!, Rev. Joseph Mohr, 1816
Music: "Stille Nacht," Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863), circa 1818
Source: Girls' Friendly Society, Friendly Work for 1883 (London: Hatchards, December, 1883), p. 270.
1. Silent night, holy night,
All men sleep, the only light
Shone where the faithful and holy pair
Watched o'er the Babe with the shining hair,
Sleeping in heavenly calm,
Sleeping in heavenly calm.
2. Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds heard the angels bright
“Alleluia” singing clear;
Sweetly it echoed far and near –
“Jesus the Saviour is here,”
“Jesus the Saviour is here.”
3. Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, what smile of light
Did the lips divine adorn?
Th' hour of salvation struck the morn,
Jesus, when Thou wert here,
Jesus, when Thou wert here.
Sheet Music from Friendly Work for 1883
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