Stille Nag

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1 Stille nag heilige nag
Jesus kind lank verwag
Lig uit lig uit die Vader se ryk
word uit liefde aan mense gelyk
Loof die hemelse Kind!
Loof die hemelse Kind!

2 Stille nag, heilige nag
Hemelvors, ons gee ag
op die lied van die engelekoor
Herders het dit die eerste gehoor
Juig, die Redder is daar!
Juig, die Redder is daar!

3 Stille nag, heilige nag!
Jesus, Heer, voor u mag,
voor u ryk moet die duisternis swig;
tot in ewigheid bly U die lig—
Heer, gebore vir ons!
Heer, gebore vir ons!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8238

Author: Joseph Mohr

Mohr, Joseph, was born at Salzburg, Austria, on Dec. 11, 1792. After being ordained priest on Aug. 21, 1815, by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Salzburg, he was successively assistant at Ramsau and at Laufen; then coadjutor at Kuchl, at Golling, at Vigaun, at Adnet, and at Authering; then Vicar-Substitute at Hof and at Hintersee--all in the diocese of Salzburg. In 1828 he was appointed Vicar at Hintersee, and in 1837 at Wagrein, near St. Johann. He died at Wagrein, Dec. 4, 1848. The only hymn by him translated into English is:— Stille Nacht! heilige Nacht! Christmas. This pretty little carol was written for Christmas, 1818, while Mohr was assistant clergyman at Laufen, on the Salza, near Salzburg, and was set to music (as in the Garland o… Go to person page >

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First Line: Stille nag heilige nag
Title: Stille Nag
German Title: Stille Nacht
Author: Joseph Mohr (c. 1816-1818)
Source: Translator unknown
Language: Afrikaans
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

STILLE NACHT

Although he composed nearly one hundred works, Franz Gruber is remembered for only one–the tune of "Silent Night," composed on Christmas Eve, 1818. He scored the tune for tenor and bass soli (sung by Mohr and Gruber on that night) with the final phrase to be repeated in harmony (sung by the villag…

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