The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Silent Night, Holy Night

Words: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!, Rev. Joseph Mohr, 1816
Free Translation
Source: The Service Hymnal (Chicago: Hope Publishing Company, 1943)

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

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1. Silent night, holy night,
All is dark, save the light
Yonder, where they sweet vigils keep
Oer the Babe who in silent sleep
Rests in heavenly peace,
Rests in heavenly peace.

2. Silent Night! Peaceful night!
Darkness flies, all is light
Shepherds here the angels sing,
"Alleluia! hail the King!
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born."

3. Silent night! Holy night!
Guiding Star, lend thy light!
See the Eastern wise men bring
Gifts and homage to our King!
Christ the Saviour is born,
Jesus the Saviour is born!

4. Silent night! Holiest night!
Wondrous Star, lend thy light!
With the angels let us sing
Alleluia to our King!
Christ the Saviour is born,
Jesus the Saviour is born!

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