Anno: 1859


Testo: John Freeman Young
Musica: 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 Savior is born,
Christ the Savior 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.


Nel 1859 il prete episcopale John Freeman Young, della Trinity Church di New York City, ha pubblicato la traduzione in inglese, con tre dei sei versi originali di Gruber.