Night of Silence

  • Composer: Daniel Kantor 
  • Publisher: GIA Publications
  • Cat No: G-2760
  • Canadian Work: No
  • Duration: 4:09
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A beautiful countermelody to Silent Night with words by the composer. There is a version with harmony parts, but we have so far only sung the unison version. Every choir I have ever performed this with, adults or children, loves singing this piece.


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Text by Daniel Kantor

Cold are the people, winter of life. We tremble in shadows this cold endless night. Frozen in the snow lie roses sleeping, Flowers that will echo the sunrise. Fire of hope is our only warmth. Weary, its flame will be dying soon. Voice in the distance, call in the night, On wind you enfold us, you speak of the light. Gentle on the ear you whisper softly Rumours of a dawn so embracing. Breathless love awaits darkened souls, Soon will we know of the morning. Spirit among us, shine like the star Your light that guides shepherds and kings from afar. Shimmer in the sky so empty, lonely, Rising in the warmth of your Son’s love. Star unknowing of night and day, Spirit we wait for your loving Son.