Wednesday’s Lyrics – ‘Silent Night’ by The Temptations

So, it’s that time of year again.

Christmas.

And again, I’m in a bah humbug kind of mood until I hear The Temptations version of Silent Night. This is the absolute best version and I mean the absolute best. Not my opinion, it’s a fact. 😃

A lot of us are familiar with Silent Night we sing it a home around the Christmas Tree or in church or maybe you go caroling, either way ‘Silent Night’ inevitably shows up on our Christmas playlist. And, I’m telling you you should add The Temptations version that playlist. It’s soulful. It gets right down in there and has a way of giving that bah humbug feeling a royal beat down. Whenever I hear it, my heart grows 3 sizes (bonus points if you tell me what that’s from). 😈

Without further adieu, the lyrics and for those auditory persons out there – a video.

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 Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born.

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light,
Radiant beams from
Thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King.
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born.

6 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Lyrics – ‘Silent Night’ by The Temptations

  1. I was just chatting with a friend today about how much I love the song “Holy Night,” when sung with gusto and passion, for example operatically. It is a song that brings tears to my eyes, when they get to the part starting with “Fall on your knees.” Not sung in just any style, but when it’s really powerfully sung. The song is so passion filled, so beautiful, so pure. Definitely one of my fave winter holiday songs. And I’m an atheist, lol, and it just doesn’t matter that I don’t prescribe to the religion, because it is such a passionate and hope filled message, and you don’t need to be a religious person to recognize the wonder and beauty in that. ❤

    Here's a few of my fave versions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7uiqRCW6I8 – Luciano Pavarotti and Placid Domingo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pAUTgTi3YQ – a Hero for the World
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5j_XuATgRU – Il Divo

    I like your writing, and your blog. Love the title, tag and header image 🙂

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