The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

STILL THE NIGHT, HOLY THE NIGHT

Words: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!, Rev. Joseph Mohr, 1816
Translator: Unknown
Based on the translation by Rev. Stopford A. Brooke (1832-1916)
Still the night, Holy the night

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

Source: Silent Night Web

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1. Still the night, Holy the night,
Sleeps the world, hid from sight,
Mary and Joseph in stable bare,
Watch o'er the child, beloved and fair,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

2. Still the night, Holy the night,
Shepherds first saw the light,
Heard resounding clear and strong,
Far and near, the Angels song,
Christ the Redeemer is here,
Christ the Redeemer is here.

3. Still the night, Holy the night,
Son of God, love's pure light,
Love is smiling from thy face,
Strikes for us now the hour of grace,
Saviour since thou art born,
Saviour since thou art born.

Note: Due to their same first line, this version is sometimes erroneously attributed to Rev. Stopford A. Brooke (1832-1916), whose translation Still The Night, Holy The Night was published in Christian Hymns, 1881 (available from Google Books). This adaptation appeared in The Church of Scotland's Church Hymnary (1927), Congregational Praise (1951), and others according to reports that I have read

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