Silent night, peaceful night! All things sleep, shepherds keep

Representative Text

1. Silent night! Peaceful night!
Darkness flies, all is light;
Shepherds hear the angels sing,
"Alleluia! hail the King!
Christ the Savior is born,
Jesus the Savior is born."

2. Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight:
Glories stream from heav'n afar;
Heavn'ly hosts sing alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born,
Jesus the Savior is born."

3. Silent night! Holiest night!
Wondrous Star, lend thy light!
With the angels let us sing
Alleluia to our King!
Christ the Savior is born,
Jesus the Savior is born."


Source: The New Christian Hymnal #381

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Silent night, peaceful night! All things sleep, shepherds keep
Author: Joseph Mohr

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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Chapel Hymns and Services #d110

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Concordia #69

Heart and Voice #d222

Heart and Voice #d224

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #229

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Hymnal Amore Dei #3.S

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #130

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a130

Hymns for Worship #d169

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #166

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Services for Congregational Worship #534

Songs of Work and Worship #d98

Sunday School Hymnal #d157

The Beacon Song and Service book #207

The Carol #d167

The Chord #d106

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The New Christian Hymnal #381

The New Hosanna #d105

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d384

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #4

The Sunny Side #d107

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