Bethlehem's star

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1 Silent night! hallowed night!
Land and deep silent sleep,
Softly glitters bright Bethlehem's star,
Beckoning Israel's eye from afar,
Where the Savior is born.
Where the Savior is born.

2 Silent night! hallowed night!
On the plain wakes the strain.
Sung by heavenly harbingers bright,
Filled with tidings of boundless delight,
Jesus, the Savior, has come.
Jesus, the Savior, has come.

3 Silent night! hallowed night!
Earth, awake! silence break!
High your chorus of melody raise,
Sing to haven in anthems of praise,
Peace forever shall reign.
Peace forever shall reign.

Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #91

Author: J. F. Warner

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Text Information

First Line: Silent night, hallowed night, land and deep silent sleep
Title: Bethlehem's star
Author: J. F. Warner
Copyright: Public Domain



Although he composed nearly one hundred works, Franz Gruber is remembered for only oneā€“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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[Silent night! hallowed night]



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