The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Bohemian Carol

Words: Bohemian, English translation by Janet E. Tobitt

Music: Unstated

Source: Janet E. Tobitt, ed., The Ditty Bag (New York: Janet E. Tobitt, 1946), p. 103

From the play, “The Blessing of King Wenceslas” in “Plays for High Holidays” by Janet E. Tobitt and Alice M. G. White, published by E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc.

1. What mean this omen so strangely appearing?
What mean this omen so strangely appearing?
Such rare celestial glowing
Surely a wonder's showing,
Surely a wonder's showing.

2. Born is the ruler of earth and of Heaven,
Born is the ruler of earth and of Heaven;
Christ in a manger's lying,
All are to Bethlehem hieing,
All are to Bethlehem hieing.

3. Thanks for existence on His holy birthday,
Thanks for existence on His holy birthday;
Let us give adoration,
He's come for our salvation,
He's come for our salvation.

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