Saturday, December 20, 2008

The First Noel



相比吵吵闹闹的新年歌曲,我对圣诞歌较为情有独钟。特别是一些圣诞圣歌(Christmas Carols),优美的歌词配合上温暖的旋律,让我们更能感受到佳节的温馨气氛。《The First Noel》中的Noel源自法文的读音,是圣诞节的意思。根据记载,这首歌曲是源自16世纪,作者不详,不过真正发行却在1833年。

The First Noel
The First Noel, the Angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

And by the light of that same star
Three Wise men came from country far
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

This star drew nigh to the northwest
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest
And there it did both Pause and stay
Right o'er the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Then entered in those Wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made Heaven and earth of nought
And with his blood mankind has bought.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

2 comments:

T|n9 said...

教堂在xmas时候很常听到这首歌...hot到....

维雄 said...

这首歌摆明就是教堂的指定K歌。