Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Norwegian Christmas Carols # 5

I'm So Glad Each Christmas Eve is written by  a young maiden, Maria Wexelsen, in 1858. Norwegian children has sung this song ever since it was published the year after.
I therefor find it suitable to present the song performed by young school girls. They also sing the carol from yesterday, A Child is Born in Bethlehem.

I am so glad each Christmas Eve,
The night of Jesus’ birth!
Then like the sun the Star shone forth,
And angels sang on earth.

The little Child in Bethlehem,
He was a King indeed!
For He came down from Heaven above
To help a world in need.

He dwells again in heaven’s realm,
The Son of God today;
And still He loves His little ones
And hears them when they pray.

I am so glad on Christmas Eve!
His praises then I sing;
He opens then for every child
The palace of the King.

When mother trims the Christmas tree
Which fills the room with light,
She tells me of the wondrous Star
That made the dark world bright.

She says the Star is shining still,
And never will grow dim;
And if it shines upon my way,
It leads me up to Him.

And so I love each Christmas Eve
And I love Jesus, too;
And that He loves me every day
I know so well is true.


❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Hi Felisol,
So beautiful! Wonderful carol!
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Terry said...

how much better can it get felisol?
what a precious group of children..and what lovely singing with the small coos form a baby in the audience once in awhile...nice nice nice felisol....love terry

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Such beautiful words in this song. Thanks for sharing, I love these Christmas song posts!

myletterstoemily said...

i have thoroughly enjoyed your norwegian
carol series. it is such fun to hear the songs
of your gorgeous homeland.