Mahalia Jackson – Silent Night (Live)

Mahalia Jackson – Silent Night (Live)

Silent Night Lyrics

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 dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

Franz Gruber and Josef Mohr wrote this Christmas chestnut in 1818, but when Mahalia Jackson wrapped her gospel tonsils around it 132 years later, you’d swear the two Austrians wrote the song expressly for her. Millions upon millions have crooned this carol, but few with the straightforward, heartwarming religious intensity of ‘Halie.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Denise Jenkins

    I thoroughly enjoy listening to Mahalia Jackson – Silent Night throughout the year. Her voice is the original voice. She was one of the greatest gospel singer!

  2. D.Ford

    Amazing, beautiful voice; “To God Be The Glory!!!”..♥♥♥

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