»User: »Password:   Remember Me? 
The Hymn Lyrics Detective / Forum / Hymn Lyrics - Search Requests / Descant lyrics for Silent Night
Posted:  05 May 2013 00:24
Kate,

If you're still sending the song notation out, I would love a copy. Thanks!
Please send to msleary@juno.com.
Posted:  23 Jul 2013 00:26
The one I learned is:

Neath the silent star a town is sleeping
Flocks are safe within their fold
Secure from winter, danger, cold
Silent, Silent Night
Holy, Holy, Night
Sleep in peace
Sleep in heavenly peace
In peace
Posted:  04 Dec 2013 20:49
Thank you very much for your help I am truly grateful
Posted:  12 Dec 2013 20:11
I found this: http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/9/9b/Silent_N ...

My mother sang this song once with the choir when I was a child.  I have never heard it since, but I have remembered it for every year since then.  I cannot hear or sing Silent Night without hearing this descant in my head.
Posted:  25 Dec 2013 07:33
Descant lyrics for Silent Night:

Neath the silent stars,
The town is sleeping.
Flocks are safe within the fold,
Secure from danger, want or cold.
Silent, silent night,
Holy, Holy night,
Sleep in peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
In peace.

O'er the moonlit plains,
Were angels winging.
See their robes of glistening gold,
Reflecting a celestial light.
Silent, silent night.
Holy, holy night
Sleep in peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.
In peace.
Posted:  25 Dec 2013 08:06
Descant lyrics for Silent Night:

Neath the silent stars,
The town is sleeping.
Shepherds on the hills their watch are keeping
Flocks are safe within the fold,
Secure from danger, want or cold.
Silent, silent night,
Holy, Holy night,
Sleep in peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
In peace.

O'er the moonlit plains,
Were angels winging.
See their robes of glistening gold,
Reflecting a celestial light.
Silent, silent night.
Holy, holy night
Sleep in peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.
In peace.

Now the dawn grows near the town is waking.
Magi on the hills their goal approaching.
Their gifts are safe within their arms
Their hearts have found the loving light
Glorious, glorious night
Heavenly host sing alleluia
Christ the saviour
Christ the saviour
Christ is born
Posted:  25 Dec 2013 09:01
This is the correct lyrics to Descant to Silent Night. Disregard all others I added here.
Descant lyrics for Silent Night:

Neath the silent stars,
The town is sleeping.
Flocks are safe within the fold,
Secure from danger, want or cold.
Silent, silent night,
Holy, Holy night,
Sleep in peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
In peace.

O'er the moonlit plains,
Were angels winging.
See their robes of glistening gold,
Reflecting a celestial light.
Silent, silent night.
Holy, holy night
Sleep in peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.
In peace.

Magi on the hills their goal approaching.
Their gifts are safe within their arms
Their hearts have found the loving light
Glorious, glorious night
Heavenly host sing alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born,
Is born
Posted:  02 Apr 2014 01:58
I was trying to remember this song too, 8th grade Mercy Academy in Louisville, KY.

Beneath the silent stars our town is sleeping
Shepherds on the hill their flocks are keeping
Their flocks are safe within the hold......
Secure from cold, danger and harm ......
Silent....., silent night
Holy....... holy night
Sleep in heaven
Sleep... in heavenly peace.....
Heavenly peace
Posted:  06 Dec 2014 19:20
I would love an email of the Silent Night Descant as well! My email is
luweiner@yahoo.com

Thank you very much!!
Posted:  08 Dec 2014 06:37
I would love a copy, too! gross.marie@gmail.com
Posted:  30 Dec 2014 13:37
I first sang this descant in the 1970s and continue to sing it every Christmas, but I only knew the first verse. The lyrics I know are those Susana has printed (see her Dec 2013 entry, above) with one minor difference. I sing the second line of the first verse as "Their flocks are safe within the fold" as opposed to "Flocks are safe within the fold."  Thanks for the additional verses. I'd love to know who wrote it in order to give attribution. Please provide the name of the descant author, if known.
Posted:  08 Dec 2015 23:30
I sang this in the early '60s at McGregor Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan with teacher Mrs Shock.  I can't help myself... whenever I am singing the song, I immediately sing along with this.

'Neath the silent stars a town is sleeping
Flocks are safe within their fold
Secure from danger want or cold
Silent... Silent Night
Holy... Holy Night..
Sleep in peace
Sleep in heavenly peace, in peace.

O'er the moonlit plains angels are singing
See their robes of glistening white
reflecting a celestrial light
Silent... Silent night
Holy... Holy night..
Sleep in peace
Sleep in heavenly peace, in peace!
Posted:  13 Dec 2016 19:31
I just found myself singing this to Silent Night on the radio, and also wondered about it. We also sang it in the 60's or 70's.  Thanks for the info.
Posted:  14 Dec 2016 22:29
These were the lyrics I learned about 1961 from Mrs. Bacon at Birney Elementary School in Long Beach, California. It is exactly the same as the guest post of Dec 05, 2010.  It also makes me wonder if the guest post for Dec 15 of 2010 was taught by the same teacher:

Through the silent night the town is sleeping.
The sheep are safe within their folds.
They're safe from hunger, fear, and cold.
Silent, silent night
Holy, holy night
Sleep in peace, silent, holy night
Sleep in peace
Posted:  09 Sep 2017 17:35
Are you talking about the Peace, Peace descant?

https://www.jwpepper.com/Peace%2C-Peace/10369 ...
Posted:  04 Dec 2017 22:38
I learned this descant 65 years ago in church choir in Phoenix Arizona. We sang:
'Neath the silent stars the town is sleeping
The flocks are safe within their fold
Safe from danger fear and cold
Silent, silent night
Holy, holy night
Sleep in peace.
Silent holy night
Sleep in Peace.
Catherine - Guest
Posted:  16 Dec 2017 05:09
It's called, " 'Neath the Silent Stars".
Post your Reply
Bold  Italics  Underline  URL  E-mail  Image  Quote  Code
Message

Format BBCodes?
Convert smilies to images?
Convert URLs and emails into links?

Looking for a specific hymn? Try using forum search or our Hymn Search Engines.