The original title of this carol is “Minuit Chrétien”. The writer is Placide Cappeau, who was a French poet known for writing this famous Christmas carol.
It is said that Placido wrote this poem while riding in a carriage to Paris. It was composed in 1847 with the music of Mr. Adolphe Adam. This carol was also composed for soprano and piano, and was traditionally sung on December 24 at midnight.