This German Christmas Carol was written by Eduard Ebel (1839-1905).

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The English translation below is rhyming and singable...

Softly falls each snow flake
Silent and frozen the lake
Christmas shimmers from the moon.
Rejoice the Christ child comes soon!

In our hearts we feel warm
Free from worries and harm
Cares of life fade far away
Come soon dear Christ-Child, we pray!

Soon his journey he'll take
Choir of angels awake
Hear how sublime it does ring
The Christ Child's birth we will sing.
The Christ Child's birth we will sing.

Many thanks to Loralee Jo Kurzius for this translation of the song.


Thanks and Acknowledgements

1st translation by Lisa Yannucci.

Image: Shrines in Snowy Mountains, Hiroshige (1820 - 1858), Japan.

Vielen Dank!

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