Know Britain Christmas Carols Silent Night







This is the English version of perhaps the most internationally famous Christmas carol. The original was written in German by Franz Gruber, the organist in the Tyrolean village of Hallein and a schoolmaster Joseph Mohr. It was composed in 1818.


Silent Night


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 Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour 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.

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