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Silent Night

Song lyrics to Silent Night — known as the world’s best-loved Christmas Carol.  The lyrics to “Silent Night” were written by Fr. Joseph Mohr in 1816, and the music was added by Franz Gruber in 1818.  Legend has it that on Christmas Eve, 1914, the English soldiers witnessed the German soldiers singing “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” and started singing “Silent Night” in English, resulting in the Truce of 1914.

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!


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