119. Silent 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,
heavenly hosts sing alleluia,
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born!

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

Text Information
First Line: Silent night! Holy night! (Chiyamaun atipiskach) (Saltexa ganutłex)
Title: Silent Night
Original Language: German
Translator (into Kwak'wala): Pauline Alfred, 1938-
Translator (into Kwak'wala): Audrey Wilson, 1939-
Author: Joseph Mohr, 1792-1848
Translator: John Freeman Young, 1820-1885
Translator (into Naskapi): Joseph Guanish, 1931-
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christmas; Epiphany
Language: English
Copyright: Naskapi © Joseph Guanish, adapt. from Eastern Cree tr. William Gladstone Walton (1867-1948) and Daisy Alice Spencer Walton (1873-1948); Kwak'wala text © 1977 U'mista Cultural Society
Tune Information
Composer (melody): Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863)
Harmonizer: Carl H. Reinecke (1824-1910)
Meter: Irregular

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