Silent Night

Written by: Fr. Joseph Mohr

Silent Night, Holy Night

Silent Night is one of the world's most famous Christmas songs. The Christmas Carol was first performed during a Christmas Eve Mass in Austria in 1818.


Silent Night Lyrics

Song lyrics to 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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Silent Night - A Short Description

One of the world's most famous and most performed Christmas songs. Originating in Austria between 1816 - 1818, this timeless hymn has become a global emblem of holiday spirit. Immerse yourself in the rich history and universal appeal of Silent Night as it resonates with the essence of peace, love, and joy.

The Story behind the Christmas Carol - Silent Night

It is widely accepted that Fr. Joseph Mohr had written the words to the song in 1816 in the village of Mariapfarr, Austria. In 1818, Silent Night was first performed on Christmas Eve in St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, Austria. Legend has it that the church organ was damaged, leading to the creation of this simple yet profound melody. In need of a song for Christmas Mass, Fr. Mohr requested a school teacher named, Franz Xaver Gruber to compose the music to his song. The rest is history.

Silent Night has been one of the most beloved Christmas carols for over 300 years. Initially sung in German, Stille Nacht captured the hearts of the local villagers and soon spread throughout all of Europe. Its universal appeal transcends language barriers, and various translations have helped it become a global phenomenon. Over the years, Silent Night has been recorded by numerous artists in multiple languages, solidifying its place as a timeless classic that continues to resonate with people worldwide, embodying the spirit of peace and joy during the Christmas season.

Perhaps, no other Christmas song evokes the feeling of togetherness and peace as this song has for hundreds of years.


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