Silent Night

Silent night, shadowy night, purple dome, starry light!

Author: M. Mason
Tune: [Silent night! shadowy night]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Silent night! shadowy night!
Purple dome, starry light!
Pouring splendor of centuries down,
Gold and purple, a glorious crown,
Where the manger so rude and wild
Cradles a child, a sleeping child.

2 Silent night! mystical night!
Kings and seers sought thy light,
Where the watch of the shepherds is kept,
Heavenly hots thro’ the stillness have swept,
Clear, proclaiming a Savior born!
Singing the morn, the Christmas morn.

3 Holy night! heralding dawn!
Far and near breaks the morn!
Breaks the day when the Savior of men,
Bringing pardon and healing again,
“Holy harmless and undefiled,”
Cometh a child, a little child.

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #195

Author: M. Mason

Mason, Marie J. Miss Mason, who desires to remain unknown, contributed the popular hymn, "Saviour, who died for me" (Self-Consecration), to the Christian Songs for the Sunday Schools, N. Y., 1872, p. 156, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines. It was written in 1871. Born in 1822. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) See also Mary J. Mason. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Silent night, shadowy night, purple dome, starry light!
Title: Silent Night
Author: M. Mason
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Association Songs No.1 #d144

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Carmina Centum #21

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Hymns of the Chrisian Life No. 2 #287

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d329

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #195

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