Still is the night (Sophia Green)

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  • (Posted 2021-07-31)  CPDL #65330:   
Editor: Sophia Green (submitted 2021-07-31).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 744 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: "Still is the Night" is a new spiritual and religious carol, appropriate for Christmas-time, Yuletide, or the end of the year, meant to address current spiritual need. The melody of this carol is from the Austrian carol Stille Nacht (Franz Xaver Gruber), composed by Franz Xaver Gruber and lyricized by Joseph Mohr. In English, the song is known as Silent night.

General Information

Title: Still is the night
Composer: Sophia Green
Lyricist: Sophia Green
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020
Description: "Still is the Night" is a new spiritual and religious carol, appropriate for Christmas-time, Yuletide, or the end of the year, meant to address current spiritual need. The melody of this carol is from the Austrian carol Stille Nacht (Franz Xaver Gruber), composed by Franz Xaver Gruber and lyricized by Joseph Mohr. In English, the song is known as Silent night.

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Original text and translations

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1 Still is the night, stars Heaven light!
   Earth slumbers deep, quiet Peace keeps
   watch o'er one tender mother and babe,
   rocking it gently to sleep sound and safe,
   sleep in Heavenly peace,
   sleep in Heavenly peace!

2 Still is the night, stars Heaven light!
   Morning will come, with Faith, our day won.
   Love, move our hearts with the new risen sun,
   to care for all children on Earth as our own.
   God's gift of life we hold dear!
   God's gift of life we hold dear!

3 Still is the night, stars Heaven light!
   Long grows the day; falt'ring we stray.
   Earth our sins of the past shall hard pay.
   Rise up, cast greed and and sloth from our way!
   Sacrifice comfort and ease!
   Sacrifice comfort and ease!

4 Still is the night, stars Heaven light!
   Setting sun, Day's work done;
   yet our courage and purpose and stay long.
   Care for Creation here now and to come!
   Courage our Savior, reborn!
   Courage our Savior, reborn!

5 Still is the night, stars Heaven light!
   God of All, God of Life,
   guide us justly to love you aright,
   wield with wisdom pow'r placed in our might as
   Stewards of Creation on Earth,
   Stewards of Creation on Earth!