Silent Night

For the twelve days of Christmas, I’ve decided to illustrate twelve Christmas carols with beautiful religious artwork, starting with the carol, “Silent Night.” I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Merry Christmas to you, and God bless!

The Nativity at Night, by Geertgen tot Sint Jans, c 1490. National Gallery, London, United Kingdom. Via IllustratedPrayer.com
The Nativity at Night, by Geertgen tot Sint Jans, c 1490. National Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

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.

The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, by Thomas Cole, c. 1833-34. Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Via IllustratedPrayer.com
The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, by Thomas Cole, c. 1833-34. Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, United States.

Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar,
heav’nly hosts sing: “Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born!”

The Holy Night, by Carlo Maratta, c. 1655. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Via IllustratedPrayer.com
The Holy Night, by Carlo Maratta, c. 1655. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

Silent night! Holy night!
Son of God, love’s pure light
radiant beams from Thy holy face
with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth!
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth!

The Adoration of the Shepherds, by Philippe de Champaigne, c. 1640. Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, United States. Via IllustratedPrayer.com
The Adoration of the Shepherds, by Philippe de Champaigne, c. 1640. Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, United States.

Silent night! Holy night!
Wondrous star, lend thy light;
with the angels let us sing
“Alleluia” to our King:
“Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.”

This is the first part of a twelve-part series illustrating classic Christmas carols with classic religious for the twelve days of Christmas! Merry Christmas!

Karina Tabone

Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of three, author, blogger, and lover of Christian artwork. She's the author of the Illustrated Rosary series, which pairs every prayer of the Rosary with beautiful religious artwork. She likes also milkshakes, sunshine, and mystery novels. Follow her on Twitter at @illustr_prayer

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