Silent Night

lyrics by josef mohr, translated by john freeman young; music by franz x. gruber

Silent Night Lyrics

 

Silent night, holy night,

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin mother and Child.

Holy Infant, so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace,

Sleep in heavenly peace.

 

Silent night, holy night,

Shepherds quake at the sight;

Glories stream from heaven afar,

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!

Christ the Savior is born,

Christ the Savior is born!

 

Silent night, holy night,

Son of God, love's pure light;

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

With the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

 

Silent night, holy night

Wondrous star, lend thy light;

With the angels let us sing,

Alleluia to our King;

Christ the Savior is born,

Christ the Savior is born!

 

Original German Lyrics (Stille Nacht)

 

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,

Alles schläft; einsam wacht

Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.

Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,

Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!

Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh!

 

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!

Gottes Sohn! O wie lacht

Lieb aus deinem göttlichen Mund,

Da schlägt uns die rettende Stund.

Jesus in deiner Geburt!

Jesus in deiner Geburt!

 

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!

Die der Welt Heil gebracht,

Aus des Himmels goldenen

Höhn Uns der Gnaden Fülle läßt seh´n

Jesum in Menschengestalt,

Jesum in Menschengestalt

 

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!

Wo sich heut alle Macht

Väterlicher Liebe ergoß

Und als Bruder huldvoll umschloß

Jesus die Völker der Welt,

Jesus die Völker der Welt.

 

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!

Lange schon uns bedacht,

Als der Herr vom Grimme befreit,

In der Väter urgrauer Zeit

Aller Welt Schonung verhieß,

Aller Welt Schonung verhieß.

 

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!

Hirten erst kundgemacht

Durch der Engel Alleluja,

Tönt es laut bei Ferne und Nah:

Jesus der Retter ist da!

Jesus der Retter ist da!

 

O Holy Night Guitar Chords

 

C                                              

Silent night, holy night,

G           C                                       

All is calm all is bright

F                 C                            

Round yon Virgin, mother and child

F              C                                   

Holy infant so tender and mild
G                 C                               

Sleep in heavenly peace

C        G        C                                

Sleep in heavenly peace

 

Scripture References

  • Luke 2:8-11 - And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 
  • Matthew 1:23 - “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)

 

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