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Silent night, peaceful night, through the darkness beams a light

Silent night, peaceful night, through the darkness beams a light

Author: Joseph Mohr
Tune: NATIVITY (Barnby)
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Silent night! peaceful night!
Through the darkness beams a light;
Silent night! peaceful night;
Through the darkness beams a light,
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!
Silent night! holiest night!
Darkness flies and all is light!
Shepherds hear the angels sing--
"Hallelujah! hail the King!
Jesus Christ is here!
Jesus Christ is here!"

3 Silent night! peaceful night!
Child of heaven! O how bright
Silent night! peaceful night!
Child of heaven! O how bright
Thou didst smile when Thou wast born;
Blessed was that happy morn,
Full of heavenly joy.
Full of heavenly joy.

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

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

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #358

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Silent night, peaceful night, through the darkness beams a light
Author: Joseph Mohr
Refrain First Line: Jesus is here

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A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #543

The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d333

The Concordia Hymnal #d332

The Sunday School Hymnal #d172

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #499

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The Voice of Joy #47

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Voices of Praise #358

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