Text: Noël nouvelet

Traditional French carol, arr. David P. Babbitt (1947–2006)

Original Text English Translation
 
Noël nouvelet, Noël chantons ici!
Dévotes gens, crions a Dieu merci!
Chantons Noël
pour le Roi nouvelet, Noël!
Noël nouvelet, Noël chantons ici!
 
L'Ange disait, pasteurs partez d'ici!
L’âme en répos et le coeur réjoui.
En Bethléem trouverez l'agnelet.
 
En Bethléem, étant tous réunis,
trouverent l'enfant, Joseph, Marie aussi.
La créche était au lieu d'un bercelet.
Christmas comes anew, O let us sing Noel!
Faithful people, let us shout to God, "Thanks!"
Sing we Noel
for Christ, the new King: Noel!
Christmas comes anew, O let us sing Noel!
 
The angel said, "O shepherds, get going!
Let your spirit be calm and your heart rejoice.
In Bethlehem you will find the little lamb."
 
Having regathered in Bethlehem,
they found the child, with Joseph and Mary.
The manger took the place of a cradle.

 

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