Silent Night (Đêm Thánh Vô Cùng)

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1. Đêm thánh vô cùng Giây, phút tưng bừng
Đất vơi trời xe chữ dồng.
Đêm nay Chúa Con thần thánh tôn thờ
Canh khuya giáng sinh trong chốn hang lừa.
Ơn châu báu không bờ bến
Biết tìm kiếm của chi đền.

Translator (into Vietnamese): Húng Lân

(no biographical information available about Húng Lân.) Go to person page >

Author: Joseph Mohr

Joseph Mohr was born into a humble family–his mother was a seamstress and his father, an army musketeer. A choirboy in Salzburg Cathedral as a youth, Mohr studied at Salzburg University and was ordained in the Roman Catholic Church in 1815. Mohr was a priest in various churches near Salzburg, including St. Nicholas Church. He spent his later years in Hintersee and Wagrein. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator (into English): John F. Young

John Freeman Young (1820-1885) Born: Oc­to­ber 30, 1820, Pitts­ton, Maine. Died: No­vem­ber 15, 1885, New York Ci­ty. Buried: Old Ci­ty Cem­e­te­ry, Jack­son­ville, Flor­i­da. Young at­tend­ed Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty, Mid­dle­town, Con­nec­ti­cut; Wes­ley­an Sem­in­a­ry, Read­field, Maine; and the Vir­gin­ia The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary, Al­ex­and­ria, Vir­gin­ia. Or­dained a Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal min­is­ter, he served in Tex­as, Mis­sis­sip­pi, Lou­i­si­a­na, and New York, and be­came the se­cond bi­shop of Flor­i­da in 1867. His works in­clude: Carols for Christ­mas Tide (New York: Dan­i­el Da­na, Jr., 1859) Hymns and Mu­sic for the Young, 1860-61… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Đêm thánh vô cùng Giây, phút tưng bừng (Silent night! Holy night!)
Title: Silent Night (Đêm Thánh Vô Cùng)
Translator (into Vietnamese): Húng Lân
Author: Joseph Mohr
Translator (into English): John F. Young
Language: English; Vietnamese
Publication Date: 2008
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2008.

Tune

STILLE NACHT

Although he composed nearly one hundred works, Franz Gruber is remembered for only one–the tune of "Silent Night," composed on Christmas Eve, 1818. He scored the tune for tenor and bass soli (sung by Mohr and Gruber on that night) with the final phrase to be repeated in harmony (sung by the villag…

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