Silent Night is originally a German Austrian song called Stille Nacht which was written as a poem by Joseph Mohr in 1816 and set to music by his friend Franz Gruber in 1818.

John Freeman Young translated Stille Nacht into the English version called Silent Night that's so well-known today. This is the most common version that's sung.

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Notes

*These last two lines are also sung as:

"Christ the Savior is here,
Jesus the Savior is here!"

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1st MP3: Catharine Eastman

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2nd MP3: DL Pead

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3rd MP3: Abigail Bartels (Harp), Megan Kunkel (Voice).

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Silent Night

Thanks and Acknowledgements

John Freeman Young translated the first three verses above. It's unknown who penned the fourth verse.

Image: Master of Vyšší Brod (aka Master of Hohenfurth), a Bohemian master, c. 1350.

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