The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Silent Night, Holy Night!

For Christmas

Words: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!, Rev. Joseph Mohr, 1816
Translation by W. L. Mason

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

Source: W. L. Mason, ed., Glad Tidings (New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1899), p. 176.

See Notes and Links to Translations of "Stille Nacht"

1. Silent night, holy night!
All is held in slumber's might
Save the loving, sainted pair.
Wondrous Babe with radiant hair
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

2. Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds first heard a-right
Hallelujahs in heav'nly sphere;
Angels sang it far and near:
Christ the Saviour is here,
Christ the Saviour is here.

3. Silent Night, holy night!
Son of God, oh how bright
Shines Thy love upon the earth!
Thou hast saved us by Thy worth,
Jesus by Thy birth,
Jesus by Thy birth.

Sheet Music arranged by W. L. Mason from W. L. Mason, Glad Tidings (1899), p. 176.

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