Astro Del Ciel

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1 Astro del ciel, Pargol divin,
Mite Agnello Redentor!
Tu che i Vati da lungi sognar,
Tu che angeliche voci nunziar,
Luce dona alle genti
Pace infondi nei cuor!
Luce dona alle genti,
Pace infondi nei cuor!

2 Astro del ciel, Pargol divin,
Mite Agnello Redentor!
Tu di stirpe regale decor,
Tu virgineo, mistico fior,
Luce dona alle genti,
Pace infondi nei cuor!
Luce dona alle genti,
Pace infondi nei cuor!

3 Astro del ciel, Pargol divin,
Mite Agnello Redentor!
Tu disceso a scontare l’error,
Tu sol nato a parlare d’amor,
Luce dona alle menti,
Pace infondi nei cuor!
Luce dona alle genti,
Pace infondi nei cuor!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14173

Author: Joseph Mohr

Joseph Mohr was born into a humble family–his mother was a seamstress and his father, an army musketeer. A choirboy in Salzburg Cathedral as a youth, Mohr studied at Salzburg University and was ordained in the Roman Catholic Church in 1815. Mohr was a priest in various churches near Salzburg, including St. Nicholas Church. He spent his later years in Hintersee and Wagrein. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Astro del ciel, Pargol divin
Title: Astro Del Ciel
German Title: Stille nacht, heilige nacht
Author: Joseph Mohr
Translator: Anonymous
Language: Italian
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

STILLE NACHT

Although he composed nearly one hundred works, Franz Gruber is remembered for only one–the tune of "Silent Night," composed on Christmas Eve, 1818. He scored the tune for tenor and bass soli (sung by Mohr and Gruber on that night) with the final phrase to be repeated in harmony (sung by the villag…

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