Silent Night chords
by Casting Crowns

  • Composer: Franz Gruber
  • Lyrics: Joseph Mohr (1816) - Translated to English by John Freeman Young.
  • Featured Artists: Casting Crowns from the album Peace on Earth
  • Music: Key of A Major in 3/4 time at ~ 78 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: A, Asus2, D, Dsus2, E7, F#m
  • Capo on 1 if playing with the video (Bb Major)
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
A Major Asus2 D Major Dsus2 E7 F#m
A Major Asuas2 D Major Dsus2 E7 F#m

Silent Night

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
Intro: 3/4 𝄆        𝄇 x8

1. Si-lent night    Ho-ly night
   E7             Asus2
   All is calm    All is bright
   Dsus2                Asus2
   Round yon Vir-gin    Mo-ther and Child
   Dsus2            Asus2
   Ho-ly In-fant so ten-der and mild
   E7                  F#m
   Sleep in hea-ven-ly peace
   A        E7           A
   Sleep in hea-ven-ly | peace |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |

2. Si-lent night    Ho-ly night
   E7                  A
   Shep-herds quake    At the sight
   D                    A
   Glor-ies stream from hea-ven a-far
   D                     A
   Hea-ve-nly hosts sing Al-le-lu-ia
   E7                     F#m
   Christ the Sav-iour is born      
   A          E7          A 
   Christ the Sav-iour is born
          A                        E7          A        
Instr: 𝄁 (born)|  𝄎  |  𝄎  |  𝄎  |     |  𝄎  |     |  𝄎  𝄁

   D                A
** With the an-gels let us sing 
   D            A
   Hal-le-lu-ja to the King
   E7                     F#m
   Christ the Sav-iour is born
   A          E7            A                 Asus2
   Christ the Sav-iour is | born | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 |      |... repeat and fade


There are a lot of sus2 chords being played in this version, so I have added the sus2 chords in the first verse only, and not during the remaining verses, but play them if you like... they sound great.

If you are a beginner, you will find the sus2 chords very easy to play, but you don't have to play them. If you don't know how to play an F#m chord, just play an A chord... it still sounds fine.

Remember you are in 3/4 time which means 3 quarter-note beats per bar.

The simile mark 𝄎 means you repeat the previous bar, therefore | A | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | means you play the 'A' chord for 4 bars in total. In the Intro, the Asus2 is played for 8 bars in total.

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