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Silent Night

Silent Night
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The story of this song’s composition is well known: on Christmas Eve 1818 in Oberndorf, Austria, a damaged church organ meant that some new music had to be composed for midnight Mass. This sublimely simple hymn was the result, with words by Fr Joseph Mohr, and music by Franz Xaver Gruber.

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 Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born!

Silent night! Holy night!
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth!
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth!


Sung by members of the schola cantorum, St Saviour’s Dominican Priory, Dublin

Shot and edited by Patrick Grant (linktr.ee/patrickgrant) –

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