Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!

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English-language translations of
Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht! (Silent Night)  (1818) 
Josef Mohr (lyrics) and Franz Xaver Gruber (music)

"Silent Night" (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011.

In 1859, the Episcopal priest John Freeman Young, then serving at Trinity Church, New York City, published the English translation that is most frequently sung today. The version of the melody that is generally used today is a slow, meditative lullaby, differing slightly (particularly in the final strain) from Gruber's original, which was a sprightly, dance-like tune in 6/8 time.

English-language translations of Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht! include: