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O Christmas Tree, O Tannenbaum

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O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, how faithful are your branches.

In summertime your greenery grows

And through the winter when it snows

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, how faithful are your branches.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

                You stretch your branches o’er the earth

And  glorify our Savior’s birth.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Forevergreen, your branches.

                You greet the child of Bethlehem

                and steadfast love is born again

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Forevergreen, your branches.

(Translated by Peter Krey December 15, 2011, but the second and third verses, which are very secular are changed to celebrate the birth of Christ.)

O TANNENBAUM

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter!

Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerszeit,

Nein, auch im Winter, wenn es schneit,

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, wie treu sind deine Blätter!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit

Ein Gruß von dir mich hoch erfreut

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, dein Kleid will mich was lehren:

Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit

Gibt Trost und Kraft zu jeder Zeit,

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, dein Kleid will mich was lehren.

My Christmas card poem:

The angels’ words

lead heavenwards

and the Savior’s birth

will bring peace on earth.

So let us rejoice and sing

for our Bethlehem King,

who blesses us in everything.

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Written by peterkrey

December 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Posted in Christmas

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