How Still the Starry Night

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A Note From The Songwriters

Liv Chapman and Sam Brewster (of UK Ministry, Joyful Noise) wrote this song as a meditation on the central paradox of Christmas: that such a monumental event as the incarnation should occur in such an understated way. Each verse is a reflection on 'stillness'. In the first, we see the significance of Christ’s arrival in the unassuming, unglamorous moment of his birth. The second verse focuses on how this helpless child would be the means of salvation we all depend on. In the final verse, the theme of ‘stillness’ is applied to the believer’s heart, calling us to meditate on, and respond to, the blessings of this ‘greatest gift of love’.

Scripture References
New Testament - 2 Corinthians 9:15, Colossians 2:9, Mark 4-5, 1 John 4:14

Verse 1
How still the starry night above
How still the earth below
How small the greatest gift of love 
The world has ever known
The fullness of the deity 
A borrowed manger fills
The God of all eternity
Beneath the Bethl'hem hills

Verse 2
How still he lies in Mary's arms
The long-expected Christ
His voice the raging sea will calm
The dead he'll raise to life!
A ring of thorns will crown him
Our suff'ring servant king
The saviour of the world is born
To save us from our sin

Verse 3
How still the heart today that bows
Before our Prince of Peace
What joy to lay our burdens down
Each one at Jesus' feet!
So let us all adore him
And gladly do his will 
Receive the Christ who came to us
How quietly, how still

CCLI Song #7185182 | © 2021 Liv Chapman & Sam Brewster | emumusic.com

Song Credits
Produced by Liv Chapman | Mixing & Additional production by Jackson Barclay 

Lead Vocals: Liv Chapman | Backing Vocals: Philip Percival | Piano: Philip Percival | Acoustic Guitar: Liv Chapman | 
Cello: Emilia Pickering | Percussion: Jackson Barclay

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Downloads include choice of MP3, WAV, or FLAC

BOTH AUDIO TRACK AND SHEET MUSIC ARE DIGITAL PRODUCTS AND WILL BE EMAILED TO YOUR INBOX FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD.

 

A Note From The Songwriters

Liv Chapman and Sam Brewster (of UK Ministry, Joyful Noise) wrote this song as a meditation on the central paradox of Christmas: that such a monumental event as the incarnation should occur in such an understated way. Each verse is a reflection on 'stillness'. In the first, we see the significance of Christ’s arrival in the unassuming, unglamorous moment of his birth. The second verse focuses on how this helpless child would be the means of salvation we all depend on. In the final verse, the theme of ‘stillness’ is applied to the believer’s heart, calling us to meditate on, and respond to, the blessings of this ‘greatest gift of love’.

Scripture References
New Testament - 2 Corinthians 9:15, Colossians 2:9, Mark 4-5, 1 John 4:14

Verse 1
How still the starry night above
How still the earth below
How small the greatest gift of love 
The world has ever known
The fullness of the deity 
A borrowed manger fills
The God of all eternity
Beneath the Bethl'hem hills

Verse 2
How still he lies in Mary's arms
The long-expected Christ
His voice the raging sea will calm
The dead he'll raise to life!
A ring of thorns will crown him
Our suff'ring servant king
The saviour of the world is born
To save us from our sin

Verse 3
How still the heart today that bows
Before our Prince of Peace
What joy to lay our burdens down
Each one at Jesus' feet!
So let us all adore him
And gladly do his will 
Receive the Christ who came to us
How quietly, how still

CCLI Song #7185182 | © 2021 Liv Chapman & Sam Brewster | emumusic.com

Song Credits
Produced by Liv Chapman | Mixing & Additional production by Jackson Barclay 

Lead Vocals: Liv Chapman | Backing Vocals: Philip Percival | Piano: Philip Percival | Acoustic Guitar: Liv Chapman | 
Cello: Emilia Pickering | Percussion: Jackson Barclay

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