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.

(Joseph Mohr, Austria, 1816)

Originally sung in German, accompanied by guitar.

A lovely audio choral performance of the carol by St Matthews choir is available at…