Silent Night Lyrics in Spanish
Silent Night in Spanish

Publication: Oct 28, 2022

Inside: Curious what the lyrics are for the song Silent Night in Spanish? See them here.

Silent Night is one of the most famous Christmas carols ever written. It’s very popular in Spanish as well! 

The lyrics can vary, so I’ve included two different translations. 

Contents:

1. Silent Night Lyrics in Spanish

2. Silent Night Video in Spanish

3. History of the Song Silent Night

Related: 25 Most Famous Christmas Songs in Spanish

Silent Night Lyrics in Spanish

Noche de Paz

Noche de paz, noche de amor

Todo duerme alrededor

Entre los astros que esparcen su luz

Bella anunciando al niñito Jesús

Brilla la estrella de paz

Brilla la estrella de amor

Noche de paz, noche de luz

Ha nacido Jesús

Pastorcillos que oíd anunciar

No temáis cuando entréis a adorar

Que ha nacido el amor

Que ha nacido el amor

Desde el pesebre del niño Jesús

La Tierra entera se llena de luz

Porque ha nacido Jesús

Entre canciones de amor

Silent Night Spanish Version Video

Here’s a video for children that uses the lyrics above:

This is another beautiful version, with slightly different lyrics:

Noche de Paz

Noche de paz, noche de amor

Todo duerme en derredor

Entre los astros que esparcen su luz

Bella anunciando al niño Jesús

Brilla la estrella de paz

Brilla la estrella de paz

Noche de paz noche de amor

Oye humilde el fiel pastor

Coros celestes que anuncian salud

Gracias y glorias en gran plenitud

Por nuestro buen Redentor

Por nuestro buen Redentor

Noche de paz noche de amor

Ved que bello resplandor

Luce en el rostro del niño Jesús

En el pesebre del mundo la luz

Astro de eterno fulgor

Astro de eterno fulgor

Silent Night History

The carol Silent Night was written in in German, in 1816. It was penned by young priest Joseph Mohr in Austria, after parish had suffered twelve debilitating years of war due to the Napoleonic wars. 

In 18181, Mohr’s friend Franz Xaver Gruber wrote music to accompany the verses. The two sang  Silent Night for the first time on Christmas Eve. 

Since then, it has been translated into more than 300 languages, including Spanish. It was designated a “treasured item of Intangible Cultural Heritage” by UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

“This is a song of freedom for the world, whose beautiful melody and text have inspired versions in more than 300 languages,” Michael Neureiter, president of Austria’s Silent Night Society, told Catholic News Service.

“Although it comes from the Catholic tradition, its calm, harmonic sound has made it accessible internationally. As such, it’s not just a Christian song, but also a human song.”

Catholic Register

Spanish Lyrics Translation

You’ll notice that Spanish translation is different from the English version. Here’s my translation from Spanish to English, to give a sense of this:

Noche de paz, noche de amor
(Night of peace, night of love)

Todo duerme alrededor
(Everything around sleeps)

Entre sus astros que esparcen su luz
(Between the stars that shine their lights)

Bella anunciando al niñito Jesús
(Beautifully announcing the baby Jesus)

Brilla la estrella de paz
(Shine, star of peace)

Brilla la estrella de amor
(Shine, star of peace)

Noche de paz, noche de luz
(Night of peace, night of light)

Ha nacido Jesús
(Jesus has been born)

Pastorcillos que oíd anunciar
(Shepherds hear the announcing)

No temáis cuando entréis a adorar
(Don’t be afraid when you enter to worship)

Que ha nacido el amor
(Love has been born)

Que ha nacido el amor
(Love has been born)

Desde el pesebre del niño Jesús
(The baby Jesus, from the manger)

La Tierra entera se llena de luz
(The whole Earth fills with light)

Porque ha nacido Jesús
(Because Jesus has been born)

Entre canciones de amor
(Between songs of love)

There are multiple English translation, but here are the most common English Lyrics we use, for comparison:

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 Savior is born!

Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!

Son of God love’s pure light.

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

With dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

Join the newsletter

Want to stay in touch and hear from me weekly?

Sign up now and you'll get this free game set.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at anytime. Powered by ConvertKit

Welcome

Hey! I’m Elisabeth, a teacher and mom raising three bilingual kids in the Peruvian jungle. Read our story here. I love digging up the best-of-the-best Spanish resources for all you busy parents and teachers!

Spanish Mama Newsletter

Books in Spanish for kids

songs in Spanish

movies and shows in spanish

Related Post:

All About Spanish Santa Claus

All About Spanish Santa Claus

Inside: Traditions surrounding Santa Claus in Spanish-speaking places? Regardless of languages, Santa Claus is known the world over as an icon of Christmas. Every year, he spends Christmas Eve flying a sleigh drawn by reindeer and bringing presents to children....

Jingle Bells in Spanish

Jingle Bells in Spanish

Inside: Get the translation to the lyrics of Jingle Bells in Spanish.  Jingle Bells is one of our most beloved Christmas songs, and not just in English. It's in the top 10 most-listened to Christmas songs for Spanish speakers as well! The translation for...

Student Alternatives for Day of the Dead

Student Alternatives for Day of the Dead

Inside: Ideas for students who need a Día de Muertos alternative. Most of us who teach Spanish love incorporating culture into our lesson plans, and Día de Muertos is no exception! Imagery from Day of the Dead is increasingly common, both in stores and from movies...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

1 Shares
Pin1
Share
Tweet