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333. Sainte Nuit

1 O nuit de paix! Sainte nuit!
Dans le ciel l'astre luit;
Dans les champs tout repose en paix.
Mais soudain dans l'air pur et frais,
Le brillant choeur des anges
Aux bergers apparaît.

2 O nuit de foi! Sainte nuit!
Les bergers sont instruits;
Confiants dans la voix des cieux,
Ils s'en vont adorer leur Dieu;
Et Jésus, en échange
Leur sourit radieux.

3 O nuit d'amour! Sainte nuit!
Dans l'étable, aucun bruit;
Sur la paille, est couché l'Enfant
Que la Vierge endort en chantant:
Il repose en ses langes
Son Jésus ravissant.

4 O nuit d'espoir! Sainte nuit!
L'espérance a relui:
Le Sauveur de la terre est né;
C'est à nous que Dieu l'a donné.
Célébrons ses louanges:
Gloire au Verbe incarné!

Text Information
First Line: O nuit de paix! Sainte nuit!
Title: Sainte Nuit
German Title: Stille Nacht
Translator: A. Bail
Meter: Irregular
Language: French
Publication Date: 1994
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Name: STILLE NACHT
Composer: Franz Gruber, 1787-1863
Meter: Irregular
Key: B♭ Major



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