281. Silent Night, Holy Night!

1 Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
sleep in heavenly peace,
sleep in heavenly peace.

2 Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight;
glories stream from heaven afar,
heav'nly hosts sing, alleluia!
Christ, the Savior, is born!
Christ, the Savior, is born!

3 Silent night, holy night!
Son of God, love’s pure light
radiant beams from your holy face,
with the dawn of redeeming grace.
Jesus, Lord, at your birth,
Jesus, Lord, at your birth.

Text Information
First Line: Stille nacht, heilige Nacht! (Silent night, holy night)
Title: Silent Night, Holy Night!
German Title: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
Author: Joseph Mohr, 1792-1849
Translator: John F. Young, 1820-1885
Meter: Irregular
Language: English; German
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Composer: Franz Gruber, 1787-1863
Meter: Irregular
Key: B♭ Major

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