Obviously the original lyrics were in German. Over the years they have been translated into
many languages, first and foremost into the languages of the Christian countries of Europe,
America and next Australia. Missionaries took it also to countries in Africa and Asia.
In the Silent Night Museum in Oberndorf it is stated that the song is known in about 200 languages.
The song has six verses. Usually the verses are sung in the order of first, sixth and second.
For the original lyrics as written by Josef Mohr in 1816 click on the link in the left-hand column, where you will also find the link to the lyrics in a few other languages.
The following site Silent Night,Holy Night provides translations in many different languages.
If you are in possession of the lyrics in other languages or if you would like to comment on featured lyrics I would appreciate it if you would send me an email. I will always send a reply. You’ll find my email address below.