Still the night, holy the night
Still the night, holy the night. Stopford Augustus Brooke* (1832-1916).
This is one of many translations of the celebrated Austrian carol by Joseph Mohr* with music by Franz Gruber*. It was printed in Brooke’s Christian Hymns (1881). It was used, with alterations, by the compilers of RCH, with the music harmonized by David Evans*. The alterations were as follows:
Still the night, Holy the night, Sleeps the world, yet the light Shines where Mary watches there, Her child Jesus sweet and fair, Sleeping in heavenly rest.
Still the night, Holy the night, Shepherds first told aright, How the Angel-Hallelujah, Rang so loud from near and far: Jesus, a Saviour, is...
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