Stille Nag

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1 Stille nag heilige nag
Jesus kind lank verwag
Lig uit lig uit die Vader se ryk
word uit liefde aan mense gelyk
Loof die hemelse Kind!
Loof die hemelse Kind!

2 Stille nag, heilige nag
Hemelvors, ons gee ag
op die lied van die engelekoor
Herders het dit die eerste gehoor
Juig, die Redder is daar!
Juig, die Redder is daar!

3 Stille nag, heilige nag!
Jesus, Heer, voor u mag,
voor u ryk moet die duisternis swig;
tot in ewigheid bly U die lig—
Heer, gebore vir ons!
Heer, gebore vir ons!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8238

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: Stille nag heilige nag
Title: Stille Nag
German Title: Stille Nacht
Author: Joseph Mohr (c. 1816-1818)
Source: Translator unknown
Language: Afrikaans
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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