Stilla natt, heliga natt is the Swedish version of the Christmas Carol Silent Night. Silent Night is originally a German Austrian song called Stille Nacht which was written as a poem in 1816 and set to music in 1818 by Franz Gruber.

There are three Swedish versions of "Stilla natt". This one is the earliest and was written by Carl Oscar Mannström in 1915.

Below is the Swedish version. We attempted to translate it directly into English from the Swedish. I left the first line the same as the English version "Silent night, holy night", since the translation is basically the same.


I welcome suggestions for improvements for this translation. Please email me. Thanks! -Mama Lisa


Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Edward M. Gawlinski for contributing this song, for creating the midi music and for helping with the English translation. Thanks also to Jason Pomerantz and Monique Palomares for help with the translation.

Tack så mycket!