The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Silent Night! Holy Night!

For Christmas

Words: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!, Rev. Joseph Mohr, 1816
Translation by Anonymous

Music: "Stille Nacht," Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863), circa 1818

Source: John G. Hacker, ed., Catholic Hymnal: A Collection of Standard Catholic Hymns (New York: Schwartz, Kirwin & Fauss, 1920), no. 29, pp. 39-40.

See Notes and Links to Translations of "Stille Nacht"

1. Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin undefiled
In whose arms the Holy Child
Slumbers in heavenly peace,
Slumbers in heavenly peace.

2. Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds first see the sight,
Hear the plains and valleys ring
With the song that angels sing:
"Jesus the Saviour is born!
Jesus the Saviour is born !"

3. Silent night! Holy night!
Son of God, Light of light!
Streams of gladness flood the earth,
Prom Thy cradle at Thy birth,
Jesus, Thou Light of the world!
Jesus, Thou Light of the world!

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