Silent Night – Sainte Nuit
A bilingual version of this beautiful Christmas Classic

From the album: Take Me To The North Pole
Album Release: Nov. 12, 2019

The curator of a parish in Overendorf Austria, Joseph Moore gave a poem he had written to a friend of his Farns Gruber, who was also the coir master and organist at that church.

He asked Mr. Gruber if he would write music for his poem and for two solo voices and guitar accompaniment because the organ was broken and he desperately wanted music to be part of their Christmas Eve. service. Mr. Gruber wrote the melody to a song which would become the most beloved of all Christmas Carols. Francine is performing this song in both English and in French, her mother tongue!

Song Lyrics

Silent Night-Sainte Nuit
Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr

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.

Douce nuit, sainte nuit ! Dans les cieux ! L’astre luit. 
Le mystère annoncé s’accomplit, Cet enfant sur la paille endormi.
C’est l’amour infini ! C’est l’amour infini !


Silent night, Holy night, Son of God, Love’s pure light,
radiant beams from Thy Holy face, with the dawn of re-deeming grace.
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.

Douce nuit, sainte nuit ! 
C’est l’amour infini !
Sleep in heavenly peace..

Listen to Official Audio

  1. Silent Night - Sainte Nuit Francine Honey 3:32

Behind the scenes photos

What is your favourite traditional Christmas Carol?

14 Responses

  1. Francine’s Mom Claudette is French! We have know them since they moved to Tweed many years ago! My very favourite Christmas Carol is Silent Night.

  2. As it happens, “Silent Night” IS my favorite traditional carol, Francine, so it is especially sweet to hear you sing it in your native French ~ for me growing up though? It was in German! (attended Missouri Synod Lutheran church & school growing up through elementary school & continued “Lutheran” through my high school years as well)

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Composer: Franz Xaver Grueber and Joseph Mohr
Francine Honey: Lead Vocals
Will Kimbrough: Electric Guitar
Verlon Thompson: Acoustic Guitar
Juan Solonzo: Electric Guitar
Dan Mitchell: Keys
Dean Marold: Bass
Neilson Hubbard: Drums, Percussion

Recorded and filmed at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville, TN
Recording Engineer: Dylan Alldredge 
Mixed by Dylan Alldredge and Neilson Hubbard
Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YES Master
Cover Photo by Jeff Fasano, Sign by Rick Latam
Photos: Joshua Britt
Artwork by Gabriel Altrows, IndiePool