Thursday, December 06, 2012

Norwegian Christmas Carols #7


Det kimer nu til julefest is a Danish song, but used in Norway for over hundred years.

Country of Origin: Denmark

1. The bells of Christmas chime once more;
The heavenly guest is at the door
He comes to earthly dwelling still
With new year gifts of peace, good will
2. This world though wide and far outspread,
Could scarcely find for you a bed
Your cradle was a manger stall
No pearl no silk no kingly hall
3. Now let us go with quiet mind,
The swaddled babe with shepherds find,
To gaze on him who gladdens them
The lovliest flow'r of Jesse's stem
4. Oh join with me, in gladness sing,
To keep our Christmas with our King,
Until our song, from loving souls,
Like rushing mighty water rolls!
5. O patriarchs' Joy, O prophets' Song
O Dayspring bright, awaited long
O son of Man, incarnate Word
Great David's Son, great David's Lord
6. Come, Jesus, glorious heav'nly guest,
And keep your Christmas in our breast
Then David's harpstrings, hushed so long,
Shall swell our jubilee of song.


5 comments:

Annie said...

Sure am enjoying these, Elise. More to come?

Jedidja said...

Thank you. I love it.

Felisol - Elise Ljung said...

Yes, Annie more will hopefully come. My intention this Advent has been to present one Norwegian Christmas Song for each day Of Advent.In Norway we also sing lots of German and English originated Christmas hymns, but I want to share from our special Chest of hymns. Christmas carols are sung of all kinds of people all kinds of places. This is also something I'm trying to present.

Jada's Gigi said...

Oh I love the words of this one!

Steve E said...

These songs, new to me, have yet that Christmas holiday flavor, the Spirit of love, kindness, fairness.

Did I write LOVE? OK! Again! Love!

Thank you for these, I am listening to each with learning how close many of our words join hands during the singing.