Silent Night, Holy Night

Information About Silent Night, Holy Night

"Silent Night" is a very popular Christmas carol. 'Stille Nacht' is the original German title, the lyrics were written by Austrian priest/composer Father Josef Mohr while Franz Xaver Gruber composed the melody for accompaniment on guitar.

John Freeman Young a Bishop from Florida translated the song into English and published the song as "Silent Night" in 1859.

Over 300 artists have recorded the song including Bing Crosby who sold more than 10 million copies.

A televised dramatization called 'Silent Mouse - The True Story of Silent Night' was broadcast in 1988 telling the story of the history of "Silent Night" from the point of view of a mouse.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

A version that tells the same story but has different words

Silent night holiest night
Darkness flies, all is light
Shepherds hear the angel sing
Hallelujah, hail the King
Jesus the Savior is here
Jesus the Savior is here.

Silent night holiest night
Wondrous star lend thy light
With the angel let us sing
Hallelujah to the King
Jesus the Savior is here
Jesus the Savior is here.

Silent night holiest night
Guiding star, lend thy light
See the eastern magi bring
Gifts and homage to their King
Jesus the Savior is here
Jesus the Savior is here.

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alyssa, Canada

4 December 2013 at 1:35pm

I love it a lot I listen to it every night it is AWESOME

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alyssa, Canada

4 December 2013 at 1:29pm

I love it because it is soft an slow

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Lily+sara, United States

10 December 2012 at 9:52pm

I just sung this song in girl scouts.

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Tayah, United Kingdom

17 March 2012 at 11:31am

it makes me fall asleep

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Reshma, Bangladesh

18 February 2012 at 5:30pm

i think this is a great calm song!

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Marky, Bahamas

16 February 2012 at 8:59pm

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John And Mackenzie, American Samoa

16 February 2012 at 8:52pm

this song is very inmportant on christmas eve. i love it like i love the world!

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Raymonds, Nigeria

19 December 2011 at 5:24pm

so touching l love this lyrics and voice christmas in the air!

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Micoco, Puerto Rico

17 December 2011 at 12:33am

My favorite season is christmas i love the spirit that everyone has for christmas and the most i love is the songs of christmas...

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Timera, Jamaica

11 December 2011 at 5:11pm

It so touching . I love Christmas!

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Amelia, United Kingdom

15 November 2011 at 7:56pm

I love this song like everything, because its so carming and peacefull. on chistmas eve i listen to it all the time!(its only when im stressed out).

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Poop, Congo

28 December 2010 at 7:58pm

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Druwxrkhjxe, Bhutan

28 December 2010 at 7:37pm

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21 December 2010 at 8:50pm

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Oietrwe, Cameroon

18 December 2010 at 3:45pm

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Victoria, American Samoa

6 December 2010 at 10:42pm

I love this song beacus I love chirstmas and beacus it just gives me a thrill.VICTORIA SOZONYUK is my name!

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Paul, United States

3 December 2010 at 8:53am

I like the one from the movie The Stepfather 2009 movie when he ate toast... That one was peaceful before the murders messed up the song

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Blesson, India

17 October 2010 at 4:31pm

i really love this song

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Angel Asiedu, United Kingdom

2 October 2010 at 1:08pm

i love silent because its a really inspiring song

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Joe, Australia

2 October 2010 at 5:40am

it is a nice song as it talks about how Jesus was born

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