Lirics (1816.) Reverend Joseph Mohr. Music by Franz Xaver Gruber on Christma's Eve 1818.
First performance on Christma's Eve., the 24 December 1818. during the Christmas Eve mass, the Saint Nicolas Church, Oberndorf, Salzburg. The performers were the authors.The Reverend sang and played with guitar, Gruber played bass.
Merry Christmas to Evrybody.