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Silent Night

Words by Josef Mohr circa 1816-1818, Stanza 1 and 3 translated by John F. Young
Tune: STILLE NACHT, by Franz Xaver Gruber circa 1820
Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)
Time signature: 6/8
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
1. 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.
2. 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!
3. 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.
4. 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!