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Huron Carol

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Roads, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. While I was putting some songs together for our church's meeting tonight, I came across this song that's a childhood memory for me from growing up in Canada. I thought it might be interesting for some people to read, and I'd be interested in hearing what people think of the song. I think there are some fairly obvious questions/observations here about transmitting concepts to another culture.

    You can find some information about the song here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huron_Carol

    And here are the lyrics (1926 translation from the original Huron (Wyandot))

    Huron Carol

    'Twas in the moon of winter-time
    When all the birds had fled,
    That mighty Gitchi Manitou
    Sent angel choirs instead;
    Before their light the stars grew dim,
    And wandering hunter heard the hymn:
    "Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born,
    In excelsis gloria."

    Within a lodge of broken bark
    The tender Babe was found,
    A ragged robe of rabbit skin
    Enwrapp'd His beauty round;
    But as the hunter braves drew nigh,
    The angel song rang loud and high...
    "Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born,
    In excelsis gloria."

    The earliest moon of wintertime
    Is not so round and fair
    As was the ring of glory
    On the helpless infant there.
    The chiefs from far before him knelt
    With gifts of fox and beaver pelt.
    Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born,
    In excelsis gloria.

    O children of the forest free,
    O sons of Manitou,
    The Holy Child of earth and heaven
    Is born today for you.
    Come kneel before the radiant Boy
    Who brings you beauty, peace and joy.
    "Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born,
    In excelsis gloria."
  2. It's beautiful... i have always had a love for Indians and believe that God might have spoken to them also ...

    Isaiah 66: 18 “For I know their works and their thoughts. It shall be that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory. 19 I will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and Pul and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles

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