December 24, 2006

Adeste, Fideles



Adeste, fideles, laeti triumphantes;
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte Regem angelorum.


Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
Parturit virgo mater,
Deum verum, genitum, non factum.


En grege relicto, humiles ad cunas
Vocati pastores approperant:
Et nos ovanti gradu festinemus.


Stella duce, Magi Christum adorantes,
Aurum, thus, et myrrham dant munera.
Jesu infanti corda praebeamus.


Aeterni Parrentis splendorem aeternum
Velatum sub carne videbimus,
Deum infantem, pannis involutem.


Pro nobis egenum et foeno cubantem
Piis foveamus amplexibus;
Sic nos amantem quis non redamaret?


Perugino - Adorazione dei magi -  Città della Pieve, oratorio dei Bianchi

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
Come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;

True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
Lo, he shuns not the Virgin's womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created;

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;

See how the shepherds, summoned to His cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
We too will thither bend our joyful footsteps;

Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,
We would embrace Thee, with love and awe;
Who would not love Thee, loving us so dearly?

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

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Buon Natale! Merry Christmas!
Joyeux Noël!
Frohe Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad!



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7 comments:

  1. Um caloroso abraço,e os votos de feliz natal e um próspero 2007.
    te deseja o irmão do Brasil

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  2. Auguri di un felice Natale nel Signore.
    s.

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  3. Grazie per il bellissimo regalo di Natale (Enya è semplicemente eccezionale in "Adeste fideles"!). Auguri, auguri e ancora auguri!

    Alessandro

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  4. Fantastica Enya. Auguri anche a te!

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  5. Feliz Navidad! writes the woman who has just come back from a Christmas in Spain.

    Best wishes for the New Year!

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  6. Joyeux Noël!
    In ritardo naturalmente!!

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