On That Most Blessed Night
For Advent & Christmas
Words and Music: Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Canzone D'l Zampognari, "Quanno nascette Ninno a Bettelemme"
Translation by Marx Oberndorfer
Source: Marx and Anne Oberndorfer, Noëls - A Collection of Christmas Carols (Chicago: H. T. FitzSimons Co., 1932), p. 58.
On that most
When Jesus Christ was born
Sop brightly shone the star above
'twas radiant as the morn
The angels singing,
Their voices ringing
Over Bethlehem so fair
There hung a lovely star
Its beaming rays shone forth afar,
to guide the wise men there.
Sheet Music arranged by Marx Oberndorfer, from Noëls
Carol of the Bagpipers (Baker Translation, 1904) ("When Christ our Lord was Born at Bethlehem Afar")
When Christ Was Born In Bethlehem, (Longfellow, early 1800s)
When Christ In Bethlehem Was Born (Marvin, 1902)
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