Here's a well-known French version of the German Austrian song "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night in English). The original version was written as a poem by Joseph Mohr in 1816 and set to music by his friend Franz Gruber in 1818. The French lyrics are by Rev. Father Barjon.

Douce nuit - French Children's Songs - France - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Thanks to Monique Palomares for singing this for us!

The children sing another version of Douce nuit in the YouTube video below.
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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Douce nuit

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Literal English translation of the French version by Monique and Lisa.

Image: Nativity, Slovakia, Unknown Master (ca. 1490).