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67. Silent Night, Holy Night (Stille Nacht)

1 Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
nur das traute, hoch heilige Paar.
Holder Knab' im lockigen Haar,
schlaf in himmlischer Ruh',
schlaf in himmlischer Ruh'.

2 Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Hirten erst kundgemacht.
Durch der Engel Halleluja,
tönt es laut bei Ferne und Nah:
Christ, der Retter ist da,
Christ, der Retter ist da!

3 Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
da uns schlägt die rettende Stund'.
Christ, in deiner Geburt.
Christ, in deiner Geburt.

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 Hallelujah,
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.

1 Ô 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 coeur des anges
aux bergers apparaît

2 Ô 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 Ô 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 Ô 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: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht! (Silent night, Holy night) (Ô nuit de foi! Sainte nuit!)
Title: Silent Night, Holy Night (Stille Nacht)
German Title: Stille Nacht
Translator (into English): John Freeman Young
Author: Joseph Mohr (1818)
Translator (into French): Armand Bail
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: Irregular
Topic: The Christian Year: Christmas; Christian Year: Christmas; Hallelujah (7 more...)
Language: German; English; French
Tune Information
Composer: Franz Xavier Gruber (1818)
Meter: Irregular
Key: B♭ Major

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