The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Holy Night

Words: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!, Rev. Joseph Mohr, 1816
Translation by
Charles Timothy Brooks (20 June 1813 - 14 June 1883)

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

Source: W. P. Andrews, ed., Poems, Original and Translated by Charles T. Brooks (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885), p. 218

"From the German of Mohr"

See Notes and Links to Translations of "Stille Nacht!"

1. Silent night, holiest night!
Moonbeams form silvery light
Hark! The tidings from star to star,
Borne by angels from near and far,
Jesus the Saviour is born!

2. Silent night! Holiest night!
Shepherds first tell the sight!
Spread the tidings o'er hill and plain,
Bethlehem wakes to hear the strain:
Jesus the Saviour is born.

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