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Oh Holy Night

About the Song

Music by Adolphe-Charles Adam
Text by Placide Cappeau; translation by John S. Dwight
Arranged by Sally DeFord

This arrangement is designed for choir, soloist and congregation, with piano, organ, and an instrumental obbligato. Ease of performance was the number one priority, so the vocal parts are very standard, with the verses sung unison or solo, and the chorus sung in the traditional SATB harmony.

Obbligatos are provided for C instrument (either treble or bass clef).  A vocal score for either verse three or all verses is provided (two sides of a half-sheet) for the congregation.

The solo version is in C major instead of Bb. The accompaniments are identical and interchangeable, so the SATB may be sung in C or the solo in Bb if you like.

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Click the Soundcloud download icon to download the free track for personal use.

Recording featuring vocals by Heather Prusse:

Accompaniment track:

Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

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Oh, holy night
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
‘Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope
The weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine; Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night
Oh night divine

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
There came the wise men from Orient land
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend

He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger
Behold your King
Before Him lowly bend
Behold your King
Before Him lowly bend

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise His holy name

Christ is the Lord
Oh praise His name forever
His power and glory ever more proclaim.
His power and glory ever more proclaim.

If you have questions, please check the FAQ
If you don't find your answer there, feel free to post your question here. 🙂


  1. Alexis H.

    I sang the choir & congregation arrangement last Christmas in Institute choir in the Assembly Hall at Temple Square, and this year we will be singing it in our ward as our closing hymn in Christmas Eve. The first time our ward practiced it, it choked me up. What a powerful hymn and powerful arrangement! Thank you for writing this arrangement!
    (P.S. On a humorous note, my bishop has joked that we are making history by singing this in church with the congregation.)

  2. Lily

    This is not sheet music it just lyrics.

    • Sally DeFord

      Did you click the “Sheet Music Downloads” tab above? 😉

  3. Kay Padilla

    Love your music. Thanks for sharing it. are they available digitally? I would love to ba able to download them directly to my iPad for playing.

  4. Helaman Pratt Haynie

    I downloaded the solo in B flat when I sang this song a few years ago but I seem to have lost a page. The only solo download I am seeing here is in C. Do you still have the B flat version?

  5. Nancy Krueger

    I absolutely LOVE some of your arrangements!!! Our choir used O Holy Night for Christmas, and now we’re working on “I Have Not Seen, Yet I Believe” and “He is Risen!” for Easter. Thanks so much for your wonderful service to offer your beautiful arrangements.

  6. Julie West

    What key is the recorded arrangement in?

  7. David Wong

    Anybody have translations in french/ english arrangements?

  8. Joseph Jardine

    Hi Sally. I have sang O Holy Night many years at Christmas for our Ward. My 15 year old daughter wants to sing with me this year, it will be our first time singing together in church dad and daughter. I am a tenor and she is a soprano. Do you by chance have a duet for those voices that would work? Thank you for all you do. This is a beautiful arrangement.

  9. Donna

    Thank you for the beautiful arrangement of Oh Holy Night with Flute. When I asked the pianist if she would accompany me for Music Sunday, she said, Oh Holy Night, again- there are so many Christmas songs available- why that again? Then after we played through your version, she loved it. Thanks!

  10. John Clabon

    Hi, I am looking for O Holy night in the key of C for piano and solo voice but cannot find it anywhere on line. Please can you guide me

    • Brynn

      The third-to-last option titled “Solo: O Holy Night” is in the key of C and should work just fine .

  11. Susan

    Our choir performed this arrangement this year and for the first time I ever remember I liked this song. usually it has been more of a performance, but the piano accompaniment was spectacular. I asked the accompanist about this arrangement and this is your arrangement. Thanks for changing how I think about this Christmas song.

  12. Marie A Hamilton

    Thank you so much; I am excited about working hard on the piano part.

  13. Anna

    Wondering if I can get oh holy night in the key of F?

  14. April

    Thank you so much for this music and the accompaniment track! I’ll be singing it in church in a few weeks.

  15. Crystal Spencer

    I was wondering if you would be willing to send me a copy of this in E Flat? That range just fits my voice part better and I was looking for a nice arrangement to sing for my Christmas Eve service this year.Thanks!

  16. Linda G

    Hi Sally,
    Would you be able to send a copy of this in A Major? Thank you so much!
    My student is learning it to perform for retirement homes!

  17. Adam R Monteith

    Do you know where I can find a recording with the choir parts? Thanks!

  18. Victoria Robinson

    I am so excited to use this arrangement for our Christmas program. Thank you for always producing work that musicians are always excited to play!

    • Alpha

      Need Spanish version

  19. Jared S.

    Is there an arrangement for a male female duet with male singing melody and female singing harmony?

  20. Vincent Clark

    Is the Spanish version, Santa la Noche available in audio for download?

  21. Elena

    I cannot wait to feature this during #FontMas2018 on my YouTube channel. I love that you have a simple arrangement in Spanish, and that you have an arrangement in a key that is comfortable for amateur choirs. Thank you!!!!

    • carol dickson

      How much does a copy in g cost of o holy night

  22. Polly OHara

    Hello-I thought last year I found this sheet music in b flat but can’t seem to find it this year. Is it available?

  23. Don Gray

    Hello Sally. This is my 3rd year to sing this as a solo. I am a Bass/Baritone and love the key. The Forte at the end is so profound. This is my favorite version of this piece in all the years I’ve been singing this.
    Merry Christmas. Don Gray

    • sallydeford

      Awww… thanks, Don! Merry Christmas to you too!

  24. Kyle Reeder

    So the Solo in the key of C major will work with a flute accompaniment playing in the key of b flat? am I reading that right?

  25. Cheri Wickam

    Thank you SO MUCH, Sally DeFord for sharing your talents and music so generously! Bless you! Merry Christmas.

  26. Sara Bastings

    Do you have the B flat version available? I would like to sing this but cannot hit a G comfortably. Thank you so much!

    • Cheri Wickam

      Did you get an answer from Sally re the B-flat arrangement? That’s exactly what I need. – Cheri Wickam

      • sallydeford

        For both of you: The choir version is in Bb. The accompaniments are identical and interchangeable.

  27. Linda Hoover

    Just found your site via CPDL–Thanks for the beautiful music! Some UU’s in Vermont are going to be enjoying O Holy NIght very much in the next week or so.
    The best of the holidays to you and yours!

    Linda in Vermont

  28. Shelley Havenar Perry

    Thank you Sister DeFord! I have always appreciated your talents! I now live in East Texas and am sharing your talents here. We will use this piece at our Ward Christmas Party this year.

  29. Douglas Illu

    The best Spanish translation from Oh Holy Night is the one used here from George P. Simmonds, there are many other Spanish translations however I considered this is the most poetic and accurate that keeps the feeling from the original author about the wonderful Jesus’ birth, life, love and teachings. I am glad it was used it to adapt it to your arrangements, which it complements it beautifully. Awesome!!!

    The mejor traducción al español de Oh holy Night es que se utiliza aca de George P. Simmonds, existen muchas traducciones al español, sin embargo considere que esta es la mas poetica y exacta que mantiene el sentimiento del autor original acerca del maravilloso nacimiento, vida, amor y enseñanzas de Jesus. Me agrada que se haya utilizado para adaptarlo a sus arreglos, lo cual se complementa estupendamente. Excelente!!!.

  30. Enoch Daniel

    I have looked everywhere for an arrangement of O holy night that is suitable for congregation and was not able to find one.

    This is to express my deep gratitude for this arrangement that is well written and well suited for the congregation.


  31. Olka

    Everybody liked this arrangement! Very nice! We are going to perform this song for the church Christmas concert. I am sure the audience will appreciate it too. Thank you so much!

    • Mark

      Sally, thanks for posting this. Is there a simple way to merge the solo and Obligatto for C instrument into one individual piece of sheet music?


      Mark in CO


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