Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Carol of the Bells: The Ukrainian Carol

 
 
 
But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah,
though thou be little among the thousands of Judah,
yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel;
whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” ~ The Book of Micah, 5:2
 
 
 
 
 Video courtesy of: VitaliyGR ~ YouTube
 
 
Hark how the bells,
Sweet silver bells,
All seem to say,
Throw cares away!
Christmas is here!
Bringing good cheer,
To young and old,
Meek and the bold.
 
Ding-dong! Ding-dong!
That is their song,
With joyful ring,
All caroling.
 
One seems to hear,
Words of good cheer,
From ev'rywhere,
Filling the air.
 

 Video courtesy of: LeGrand Music Studio ~ Vimeo
 
 
Oh how they pound,
Raising the sound,
O'er hill and dale,
Telling their tale.
 
Gaily they ring,
While people sing,
Songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here!
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!
 
Onward they send,
On without end,
Their joyful tone,
To ev'ry home.
 
 
  Video courtesy of: Gilda Tabarez ~ YouTube
 
 
Hark how the bells,
Sweet silver bells,
All seem to say,
Throw cares away!
Christmas is here!
Bringing good cheer,
To young and old,
Meek and the bold.
 
Ding-dong! Ding-dong!
That is their song,
With joyful ring,
All caroling. 
 
 
 Video courtesy of: Milán Farkas ~ Vimeo

 
One seems to hear,
Words of good cheer,
From ev'rywhere,
Filling the air.
 
Oh how they pound,
Raising the sound,
O'er hill and dale,
Telling their tale.
 
Gaily they ring,
While people sing,
Songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here!
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!
 
Onward they send,
On without end,
Their joyful tone,
To ev'ry home.
 
(Originally composed as “Shchedryk” in 1916 by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, 1877-1921)
(English lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky, 1902-1978 ~ 1936)
 
 
 
Video courtesy of: Megan Smith ~ YouTube
 
 
 
And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all the people.
For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour, 
which is Christ the Lord.” ~ The Gospel of St. Luke, 2:10-11
 
 
 
 
Happy Holidays
 


 
 
 
 


2 comments:

  1. Lovely post ... Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year ... Love cat.

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    1. Thank you & Merry Christmas to you, too.

      Good cheer,
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