Silent Night chords
by Casting Crowns
- Composer: Franz Gruber
- Lyrics: Joseph Mohr (1816) - Translated to English by John Freeman Young.
- Original Published Key: B♭ Major (2 flats - B♭, E♭)
- Featured Artists: Casting Crowns from the album Peace on Earth
- Music: Key of B♭ Major in 3/4 time at ~ 78 bpm (♩)
- Chords: B♭, B♭sus2, E♭, E♭sus2, F7, Gm
- Easier in A Major with chords: A, Asus2, D, Dsus2, E7, F#m
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open X: Don't play string B: Bass Note
Capo on 1 if playing with the videoSong Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
Asus2 Intro: 3/4 𝄆 𝄇 x8 Asus2 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 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | A 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.