Malam Kudus

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1 Malam kudus, sunyi senyap,
Bintang-Mu gemerlap
Jurus’lamat manusia,
Ada datang di dunia
Kristus Anak Daud,
Kristus Anak Daud.

2 Anak kecil, Anak kudus,
Tuhanku Penebus
Tent’ra surga menyanyi merdu,
Bawa kabar kedatangan-Mu
Kristus Anak Daud,
Kristus Anak Daud.

3 Malam kudus, sunyi senyap,
Bitang-Mu gemerlap
Aku datang ya Tuhanku,
Bersembahyang di kandang-Mu
Dan mengucap syukur,
Dan mengucap syukur.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9286

Translator: 'Kidung Mahasiswa Kristen

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Author: Josef 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Malam kudus, sunyi senyap
Title: Malam Kudus
German Title: Stille Nacht
Author: Josef Mohr (c. 1816-1818)
Translator: 'Kidung Mahasiswa Kristen (1987)
Language: Indonesian
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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