December 27th, 2020

christmas

Third Day of Christmas


In dulci jubilo,
Nun singet und seid froh!
Unsers Herzens Wonne liegt
in praesepio,
Und leuchtet als die Sonne
Matris in gremio,
Alpha es et O!

In quiet joy,
Let us our homage show!
Our heart’s joy reclineth
In a manger,
And like a bright star shineth
In the mother's lap,
Thou art Alpha & Omega!

O Jesu parvule
Nach dir ist mir so weh!
Tröst' mir mein Gemüte
O puer optime
Durch alle deine Güte
O princeps gloriae.
Trahe me post te!

O tiny Jesus
I yearn for thee alway!
Listen to my ditty
O best of boys.
Have pity on me, pity
O Prince of glory.
Draw me unto thee!

O Patris caritas!
O Nati lenitas!

Wir wären all verloren (verdorben)
Per nostra crimina
So hat er uns erworben
Coelorum gaudia.
Eia, wären wir da!

O father's caring!
O newborn's mildness!
Deeply were we stained
By our crimes,
But thou hast for us gained
Heavenly joy.
O that we were there!

Ubi sunt gaudia
Nirgend mehr denn da!
Da die Engel singen
Nova cantica,
Und die Schellen klingen
In regis curia.
Eia, wären wir da!

Where be joys
If that they be not there!
There are angels singing
New songs,
There the bells are ringing
In the king's court.
O that we were there!