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Friday, March 21, 2008

25 Days of Christmas Songs - Day 14 - Silent Night

The lyrics to this famous Christmas carol were written by Father Joseph Mohr in 1816. Two years later, in 1818, Franz Xaver Gruber composed the music, and Silent Night as we know it was born, albeit a German version of the song. Silent Night has since been translated into more languages than any other Christmas song.

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 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 dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.

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