Silent Night chords & lyrics
by Casting Crowns
- Silent Night 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
Silent Night by Casting Crowns
Capo on 1st fret if playing with video
Intro: 3/4 || Asus2 || 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 Instr: || A | % | % | % | E7 | % | A | % || (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 |... repeat and fade Christ the Sav-iour is born
🗝️ A Major
Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
Right Handed Charts:
Left Handed Charts:
The song is in the key of B♭ Major which requires a few testing barre chords, so we place the capo and play in A Major which is a much easier key...there is an F#m, but it is an easy barre chord.
If you are playing in the original key of B♭ Major, the transopsition is as follows:
|Key: A Major||A||Asus2||D||Dsus2||E7||F#m|
There are a lot of sus2 chords being played in this version, so I have added the sus2 chords in the first verse and not during the remaining verses, but play them if you like... they sound great. I didn't add them in the other verses, just in case you want to play on your own without the backing music. That way you have an idea of what the chord structure would normally be like if you were playing solo.
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 here... it still sounds fine.
Remember you are in 3/4 time which means 3 quarter-note/crotchet 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.