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Traditional Italian Christmas Carols

It is one of the most famous Christmas carols in Italy.
It was written in 1754 by Alfonso Maria de’ Liguori .

You come down to the stars,
Oh King of heaven,
And come into a cave,
In cold and ice.

Oh my divine Child,
I see you shivering here,
Oh blessed God.
Oh how much it cost you to have loved me.

You, who are the Creator of the world,
Lack clothing and fire.

Oh, my Lord, dear chosen Babe.

How much this poverty makes me love you.
Since love made itself poor also.
Of Austrian origin, the text of this Christmas carol was written and published in 1937 by an Italian priest, Angelo Meli

Star in the sky, divine child,
Mild lamb, Redeemer ,
You whom the Kings from afar dream,
You whom angelic voices announce,
Give light to minds,
Infuse peace into hearts.

Star in the sky, divine child,
Mild lamb, Redeemer,
You of royal lineage decor,
You from a virgin, mystic flower,
Give light to minds,
Infuse peace into hearts.

Star in the sky, divine child,
Mild lamb, Redeemer,
You descended to pay for the error,
You were born to speak of love,
Give light to minds,
Infuse peace into hearts.
Or tree, or tree,
shine in the night!
Your lights sparkle,
how the stars shine.
Or tree, or tree,
shine in the night!

Among the songs of the archangels
the little boy returns.
Green branches touch
the cardboard shed
the tree lights up
the cradle of the Lord.

They rise, resound
Christmas carols.
Their sweet music
comes among all peoples.
He repeats again to the men:
justice, peace, love.


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