Friday, December 23, 2011

Beautful Christmas Song

There are many beautiful Christmas songs. One of my favorites is There is No Rose. This was written in about 1420 and is a traditional English song.

You don't hear this song on the radio or find it on CDs in stores. It is never on the list of most popular Christmas songs.

The Luther College Nordic Choir does a beautiful rendition of this work. You can literally hear the angels singing.

I have never heard a song that captures the essence of Christmas better than this one. Here are the words as they have been translated.

There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesus;

For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space;
Res miranda.

By that rose we may well see
That he is God in persons three,
Pari forma.

The angels sungen the shepherds to:
Gloria in excelsis deo:

Leave we all this worldly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth

Alleluiah, res miranda,
Pares forma, gaudeamus,

I wish you a most joyous Christmas.


Hilary said...

Look who resurfaced for Christmas! Lovely piece, Russell and especially nice to see you post. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Jo said...

Omigoodness that is beautiful...! And it does capture the essence of Christmas.

Have a Merry Christmas, my lovely friend. :-)

A Lady's Life said...

This was lovely Thanks for sharing
And Merry Christmas!!!