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This song is included in my totally awesome (and FREE) Christmas Carol Songbook, which includes lots of tips you don't see here. Merry Christmas!

Silent Night

Franz Gruber


Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

      3    4

G:    3x0003


C7:   x32310


F:    133211


        B   D   D

Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 +



  C (4)   

Silent night, holy night

G (2)            C       C7

All is calm,   all is bright

   F (2)                    C (2)

Round yon virgin, mother and child

  F (2)              C (2)

Holy infant so tender and mild,

    G (2)                  C (2)

Sleep in heavenly peace,

     C        G             C (2)

Sleep in heavenly peace.


  C (4)   

Silent night, holy night

     G (2)               C        C7

Shepherds quake at the sight,

    F (2)                      C (2)

Glories stream from heaven afar,

    F (2)                    C (2)

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia

      G (2)                 C (2)

Christ the savior is born!

      C        G            C (2)

Christ the savior is born.


  C (4)   

Silent night, holy night

  G (2)          C               C7

Son of God, love's pure light

   F (2)                        C (2)

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

  F (2)                        C (2)

with the dawn of redeeming grace,

  G (2)                   C (2)

Jesus Lord at thy birth,

  C       G              C

Jesus Lord at thy birth.


End on C

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.