Holy night, peaceful night

Representative Text

1 Holy night! peaceful night!
Through the darkness beams a light,
Yonder, where they sweet vigils keep
O'er the Babe who, in silent sleep,
Rests in heavenly peace,
Rests in heavenly peace.

2 Silent night! holiest night!
Darkness flies, and all is light!
Shepherds hear the angels sing:
"Hallelujah! hail the King!
Jesus the Savior is here!
Jesus the Savior is here!"

3 Silent night! holiest night!
Guiding Star, O lend thy light!
See the eastern wise men bring
Gifts and homage to our King!
Jesus the Savior is here!
Jesus the Savior is here!

4 Silent night! holiest night!
Wondrous Star, O lend thy light!
With the angels let us sing
Hallelujah to our King!
Jesus the Savior is here!
Jesus the Savior is here!

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #91

Author: Joseph Mohr

Mohr, Joseph, was born at Salzburg, Austria, on Dec. 11, 1792. After being ordained priest on Aug. 21, 1815, by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Salzburg, he was successively assistant at Ramsau and at Laufen; then coadjutor at Kuchl, at Golling, at Vigaun, at Adnet, and at Authering; then Vicar-Substitute at Hof and at Hintersee--all in the diocese of Salzburg. In 1828 he was appointed Vicar at Hintersee, and in 1837 at Wagrein, near St. Johann. He died at Wagrein, Dec. 4, 1848. The only hymn by him translated into English is:— Stille Nacht! heilige Nacht! Christmas. This pretty little carol was written for Christmas, 1818, while Mohr was assistant clergyman at Laufen, on the Salza, near Salzburg, and was set to music (as in the Garland o… Go to person page >

Translator: Jane M. Campbell

Campbell, Jane Montgomery, daughter of the Rev. A. Montgomery Campbell, born in London, 1817, died at Bovey Tracey, Nov. 15, 1878. Miss Campbell contributed in 1861, a number of translations from the German to the Rev. C. S. Bere's Garland of Songs; or, an English Liederkranz, 1862; and also to his Children’s Choral Book, 1869. The best known and most widely used of these translations is a portion of "Im Anfang war's auf Erden," as the harvest hymn, "We plough the fields and scatter.” Miss Campbell also published A Handbook for Singers, Lond., Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, n.d. This small work contains the musical exercises which she taught in her father's parish school. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy night, peaceful night
Author: Joseph Mohr
Translator: Jane M. Campbell
Meter: 6.6.8.8.5.5
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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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