Klusa Nakts

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1 Klusa nakts, svēta nakts!
Visi dus, nomodā
Vēl ir Jāzeps un Marija
Kūtī Dāvida pilsētā,
Jēzus silītē dus.

2 Klusa nakts, svēta nakts!
Ganiem Dievs novēl pats
Dzirdēt eņģeļus slavējam,
Tuvu, tālu skandinām:
Kristus, glābējs, ir klāt!

3 Klusa nakts, svēta nakts!
Dieva Dēls, Tava acs
Mirdz mums dievišķā mīlestībā;
Gods Tev! Dvēsele pestīta,
Jo Tu dzimis par mums.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14254

Translator: Carl J. Weyrich

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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 >

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First Line: Klusa nakts, svēta nakts!
Title: Klusa Nakts
German Title: Stille nacht, heilige nacht
Author: Joseph Mohr (circa 1816-1818)
Translator: Carl J. Weyrich
Language: Latvian
Copyright: Public Domain



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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The Cyber Hymnal #14254

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