Words to o christmas tree how lovely are your branches


O Christmas Tree | Lyrics and Beginner & Easy Piano Sheet Music

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History for 'O Christmas Tree'

O Christmas Tree, or O Tannenbaum, in its original German version, refers to a fir tree. The carol's best known text was penned by a German organist and teacher, Ernst Anschutz in 1824, and was set to an old folk tune.

Fun Facts for 'O Christmas Tree'

An instrumental version of O Tannenbaum was recorded by Vince Guaraldi for the Peanuts television special A Charlie Brown Christmas. The Peanuts special first aired in 1965, and continues to be a Christmastime favorite.

English Lyrics for 'O Christmas Tree'

O Christmas Tree O, Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
They're green when summer days are bright;
They're green when winter snow is white.
O, Christmas Tree, O, Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir tree, gives us delight!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches.
Your boughs so green in summertime
Stay bravely green in wintertime
O Christmas, O Christmas tree
How lovely are thy branches.

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum
How lovely are, are thy branches
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
How lovely are, how lovely are thy branches.
The pillars all please faithfully
Our trust in God unchangedly
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
How love, lovely are thy branches.


German Lyrics for 'O Christmas Tree'

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Wie treu sind deine Blatter!
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Wie treu sind deine Blatter!
Du grunst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
Nein, auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Wie treu sind deine Blatter!

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit
Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!


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O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree), from Family Christmas OnlineTM

Though now it is considered a central part of American Christmas celebrations, the Christmas tree actually comes to us from Germany. So it's not surprising that the song "O Christmas Tree" comes from Germany as well.

My understanding is that Tannenbaum technically means "fir tree," although most Christmas trees in Germany ("Weihnachtsbaum") were traditionally spruce. That's okay, since Douglas firs are becoming so popular in America - our last several "cut" trees were firs, so we fit right in.

Christmas trees emerged in German-speaking nations in the 16th century (the first Christmas tree is apocryphally attributed to Martin Luther), and by the early 18th century had been brought by German immigrants to the new world. The original German Christmas trees were small by today's standards and stood on tables, usually next to the Nativity scene (or "Putz"). It was after Queen Victoria's family adopted big Christmas trees in a big way (starting in the mid-1800s) that Christmas trees in North America and England grew to the 7-9' trees we are used to today. For more about the history of the Christmas tree, click here.

Though German songs about Christmas trees go back to the 16th century, the most popular German lyrics are probably those reportedly written by Ernst Anschtz in 1824. The English lyrics we are most used to are a rough paraphrase of the German. The catchy folk tune helps keep the song in the songbooks.

To hear an MP3 file of the song, arranged by Tess Hoffman click here.

    German lyrics

    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    wie treu sind deine Bltter!
    Du grnst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
    Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    wie treu sind deine Bltter!

    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
    Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
    Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit
    Ein Baum 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 Bestndigkeit
    Gibt Trost und Kraft zu jeder Zeit.
    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
    Das soll dein Kleid mich lehren.

    English Lyrics: (These are the lyrics I grew up with. I'm sure there are better lyrics out there.)

    O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
    How lovely are thy branches!
    O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
    How lovely are thy branches!
    Your boughs so green in summertime,
    Stay bravely green in wintertime.
    O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
    How lovely are thy branches! Note: For a literal translation of the German verses, click here.

Silly Story Alert! When I was little, we used to sing "O Tannembaum," but once I was out of elementary school, I never remembered more than the first line. On the first Christmas Shelia and I shared together, we bought a $16 Scotch pine from the tree lot around the corner. All the time I was setting it up, I couldn't help humming "O Christmas Tree," over and over. That was when I realized I didn't know very many of the English lyrics either. Well, either I remembered them wrong, or they were a little weak. Could you really be expected to sing "How evergreen your branches" three times in the same verse? And the line, "Your boughs so green in summertime, stay bravely green in wintertime" seemed especially weak to me for a number of reasons. People don't really talk like that outside of George Lucas movies.

So I tried remembering the German words, but didn't have much luck there, either. Finally, I came up with a version I have since passed on to my children. I hope it doesn't diminish your enjoyment of this song:

    Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
    How evergreen your branches!
    Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
    I don't know the next line.
    We used to sing in German, too,
    But "tannenbaum" was all I knew,
    Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
    How evergreen your branches!

That said, I later wrote a very nice carol that explains why believers see the evergreen as a symbol of rebirth. I've never recorded it, but if you have us out to your place some time, have me bring my guitar and I'll share it with you.

God bless, and have a wonderful Christmas season this year and every year.

- Paul

Bright holiday - Christmas!

Bright holiday - Christmas!

V. Afanasiev, S. Nadson, K. Fofanov and others

Nina Orlova
Elka
We went to the forest at the dacha.
Found a wonderful Christmas tree:
She is so fine,
Beautiful Christmas tree,
She seems to be glad to see us,
It seems to be smiling!
Goodbye, foxes, wolves!
We are taking the Christmas tree with us!
We carry her on a sleigh
Along the spruce path
And for joy we sing:
"Christmas…"

Viktor Afanasiev
Christmas
Christmas!
Light on the soul!
Saint's Day
The sun has risen.
The skies are so clear,
White day in the night:
The baby in the manger
The star sends rays!
The Word became flesh
For our troubles:
Christmas -
Light of eternal life!

Ivan Rutenin
Holiday
Mom decorates the Christmas tree,
Pies are ripening in the oven.
Soon the candles will flash
Under the foil star!
Snow is spinning like fluffs
At my window.
Let's have fun together:
Christmas tree! Holiday! Christmas!

Svetlana Vysotskaya
Christmas of Christ
I leaf through the calendar,
January creaks outside the window,
Waves to me, stern,
A fir branch.
The heart stops sensitively,
Purple in the air.
Winter fairy tale comes
Christmas.
At home - Christmas tree and gifts.
The light shines brightly in the church,
And the Christmas troparion
It flies from the kliros to the altar

Nina Orlova
Christmas Eve
Blue light oozes through the window,
The spruce grove crunches,
All expectations are full
Christmas Eve.
A star rises from behind the forests,
The heart beats like that!
A few hours left -
And Christmas will begin!

B. Nikonov
Dream of a star
At the hour of Christmas morning
The expanse of heaven began to brighten,
On a long night all strewn with
Bright stars crowded close.
The stars began to fade quietly.
And the star said to the star:
“I dreamed that this night
I visited the earth! lights and bright sparkles,
The Christmas tree stood in that hall,
And at the top of the Christmas tree
I shone with proud brilliance.0010 From movement, running, dancing
Candles trembled all around me,
A green branch of a needle
Quietly tickled my side.
How loudly the children laughed!
How their eyes burned!
How much I saw then
People love and caress!
On people, on earthly evil
Is it not in vain that they slander?
I thought - but in people
Both love and joy shine!
Together with them their fun,
I enjoyed their happiness.
Even the children noticed,
How then I smiled!
And when everyone was taken off the Christmas tree
And a child's hand reached out for me
Someone's child's hand...
I fell and woke up.
And in Bethlehem the sorcerers carried their gifts after her
And on the straw there they found the King of kings

***
Clear night Quiet all around
A star burns brightly over the cave
The choir of angels is silent behind the hill
Blue light pours from the cracks
In the manger the Infant Savior lies
Thousands of years He was expected to come.
Happy will be the one who hurries to Him,
Happy people, nature rejoices!

***
What happened in Bethlehem?
What is the good news?
Why was praise sung
Choirs of angels from heaven?

We all know, we will answer
Very quickly to the question:
This night on the planet
Jesus Christ was born.

***
These days I'll tell you, children,
People have a custom:
Tidy up the Christmas tree luxuriously
Bright candles in the stars.
Every year it shines
On the day of the great celebration
And with lights announces
The bright holiday of Christmas.

God's gift
Little Angel on Christmas Eve
God sent to earth.
How will you go through the spruce forest
He said with a smile -
You will cut down the Christmas tree and the baby,
The kindest on earth
The most affectionate and sensitive
Give as a memory of me.
And the little angel was confused.
"But to whom should I give,
How do I know which of the children
will have God's grace?"
"You will see for yourself" - God answered
And the heavenly guest went
The moon rose already, the path was bright
And the huge city led.
Festive speeches are everywhere,
Children's happiness is waiting everywhere.
Look into the windows yourself,
There is a big celebration.
Christmas trees are lit with lights
As it happens at Christmas.
And hurriedly from house to house
The angel began to cross
To find out to whom he should give
the Christmas tree of God.
And beautiful and obedient
He saw many children.
Everyone at the sight of God's Christmas tree
Everyone, forgetting, was drawn to it,
Who shouts: I'm standing on a Christmas tree,
Who reproaches him for that:
You can't compare with me
I'm kinder than yours!
No, I'm worthy of a Christmas tree,
And more worthy than others.
Angel listens calmly,
Looking at them sadly.
Everyone boasts of each other,
Everyone praises himself.
At an opponent with fear
Or looking with envy.
An angel came out: My God
Teach to whom I could
Give your priceless gift.
And on the street meets
Angel baby - he stands
God's Christmas tree looks around
And his eyes burn with delight.
Christmas tree, Christmas tree - he clapped his hands
It's a pity that I'm not worthy of this Christmas tree,
And it's not for me.
But take it to your little sister,
What lies sick with us
Make her such joy
She is worth the Christmas tree.
Don't cry in vain
The boy whispered to the angel
And with a smile, the clear angel
He handed the Christmas tree to the baby.
And then by some miracle
Stars fell from the sky
And sparkling with an emerald
They dug into the branches of the Christmas tree.
The Christmas tree sparkles and shines
She is given a heavenly symbol
And trembles enthusiastically
Amazed little boy.
And knowing such love
An angel moved to tears
Good news to God
How priceless gift he brought.

***
The great holiday has already come again
Everywhere fun, feasts, celebration.
Let's remember what word
told us The one whose Christmas we are celebrating now.
"Let everyone always be merciful
To the weak, orphans, the poor, the sick.
What he has to share with the poor
And he will call him his brother."
Good deed - great happiness
This is a holy soul celebration. Christmas

The Christmas tree is beautiful outfit
The lights are burning on it
Because today is a celebration
A bright holiday - Christmas

Let's sing and have fun
Spin around the Christmas tree
After all, today is a celebration,
A bright holiday - Christmas

On Christmas eve
"Christ is born" - they sing
Holy angels in heaven,
And a quiet light pours from there
Golden stars on the earth.
"Christ is born" - they sing
Guys bypassing the village,
And the Orthodox people hear
Singing about the Nativity of Christ

There are countries.
S. Nadson
There are countries where people have never known
Neither blizzards nor loose snows;
There only sparkle with non-melting snow
Tops of granite ridges...
Flowers are more fragrant there, stars are larger,
Spring is brighter and more elegant,
Bird feathers are brighter there, and warmer
The sea wave breathes there. ..
In such and such a country on a fragrant night,
At the whisper of laurels and roses
The desired miracle happened:
The Infant Christ was born.

God's tree.
G. Heine
Brightly starry rays
The blue of the sky shines...
— Why, tell me, mother,
The stars shine brighter in the sky
On the night of the holy Christmas?
Like a Christmas tree in the mountain world
At midnight
lit up And with diamond lights,
And with the radiance of radiant stars
Is she all decorated?
- True, my son, in God's sky
On the night of the present saint
A Christmas tree is lit for the world
And full of wonderful gifts
For a family, it is human.
Look how brightly the stars
Shine the world there, in the distance:
Holy gifts shine in them -
Favor for people,
Peace and truth - for the earth.

Christmas.
G. Longfellow
Christmas haze all around.
Bells hum in the darkness,
And they are in tune with the words:
"Peace on earth and happiness to everyone!".
I felt like on that day,
Life of cities and villages
Having united, the call sounds:
"Peace on earth and happiness to everyone!"

Christmas star.
P. Bykov
On the waves of the blue ether
A star was born in the East —
Wonderful light of the salvation of the world,
Never shined before.
Above the wretched shepherd's cave
She sparkled for the first time -
Reflection of the southern God,
Awakening the earth from sleep.
Throwing off the fetters from the old world,
Heralding Christ the Nativity,
She pierced the harsh darkness,
So that the triumph of love shone.
So that the sun of Christ's teachings
Warms, invigorates hearts,
Softens torment with brute force,
So that blood does not flow endlessly.
So that the greedy flock of ravens
Do not torment hearts and bodies ...
And in the mansions and in the huts the saint
Radiant copyright-by-holiday truth bloomed!

Star.
I. Grinevskaya
(Christmas carol).
In the wide firmament,
In the bright star dance,
A wondrous star shines.
She will cast a ray everywhere,
Where human grief groans, -
In villages, groves, cities.
The beam reaches the room
Both the peasant woman and the queen,
And the bird's nest.
He will slip into a rich house,
And he will never give a blow to a poor house
Never a magic beam.
Joy shines brighter everywhere,
Where that star beam trembles,
And trouble is not terrible there,
Where a star shines.

Christoslavs.
A. Korinfsky
Under the cover of the starry night
A Russian village slumbers;
All the way, all the paths
It was covered with white snow...
In some places the lights on the windows,
Like stars, they burn.
A snowdrift runs into the fire
A crowd of children with a star,
They knock at the windows,
they sing "Your Christmas".
"Christoslavs! Christoslavs!"
Is distributed here and there.
And in the discordant children's choir
So mysterious, pure,
So joyful is the holy news
About the birth of Christ...

Those stars haven't gone out yet.
K. Fofanov
Those stars have not yet gone out,
That dawn is still shining,
That the manger lit up the world
The newborn Christ
Then, led by a star,
Avoiding the murmur of rumors,
A reverent crowd
Magi flocked to Christ from the far East ... ,
Carrying gifts with the delight of dreams,
And was from the eye of Herod
The sovereign Christ was saved.
Centuries have passed ... And He is crucified,
But everything is still alive
Walks like a herald of truth,
According to our worldly pasture;
It is still plentiful
Holy, truth and kindness,
And strong Herod will not overcome
With his treacherous sword…

Christmas kontakion.
V. Shidlovsky
The One Who was and is forever,
The Virgin gives birth to the world today.
And unapproachable Him -
Incomprehensible mind
The earth has already found shelter.
And the angels sing in the sky,
And the shepherds rush down the hill,
And darkness crowds before the Star,
And the Magi follow the Star.
And on this night we knew,
How could a baby be born for us
- He is the eternal God.

Christmas star.
B. Pasternak
(Excerpt)
It was winter.
The wind was blowing from the steppe.
And it was cold for the Baby in the den
On the hillside.
The ox's breath warmed him.
Domestic animals
Were standing in a cave,
A warm haze floated over the manger.
Doha shaking off bed dust
And grains of millet,
Watched from the cliff
Shepherds awake in the midnight distance,
And nearby, unknown before,
Shyer than a bowl
At the gatehouse window
A star twinkled on the way to Bethlehem.
A growing glow glowed over her
And it meant something,
And three astrologers
Hurrying to the call of unprecedented fires.
They were followed by gifts on camels.
And donkeys in a harness, one undersized
the other, were walking down the mountain.
Dawn. Dawn, like specks of ash,
The last stars swept from the firmament,
And only the magi from the myriad rabble
Let Mary into the rock hole.
He slept, all radiant, in an oak manger,
Like a ray of moon in the hollow of a hollow.
He was replaced with a sheepskin coat
Donkey lips and ox nostrils.
They stood in the shade, as if in the twilight of a barn,
They whispered, barely choosing words.
Suddenly someone in the darkness, a little to the left
He pushed the sorcerer away from the manger,
And he looked back: from the threshold at the Virgin,
Like a guest, the star of Christmas looked.

The appearance of an angel to the shepherds.
A. Fet
Get up and go
To the city of Bethlehem;
Delight your souls
And tell everyone:
"The Savior has come to the people,
The Savior has appeared in the world!
Glory to God in the highest,
And peace on earth!
Where the creature rests
Silent creature,
In the manger rests
The King of the whole world!"

A. Fet
The night is quiet.
In the unsteady firmament
Southern stars tremble.
Mother's eyes with a smile
Quiet looking into the manger.
No ears, no superfluous eyes,
The roosters crowed -
And behind the angels in the highest
Shepherds praise God.
The manger quietly shines in the eyes,
Illuminated face of Mary.
Star choir to another choir
Hearing quivering.
And above Him burns high
That star of distant lands;
The kings of the East carry with her
Gold, myrrh and Lebanon.

L. May.
Those were the times of miracles,
The words of the prophet came true,
Angels descended from heaven,
A star rolled from the east,
The world of redemption awaited -
And in the poor manger of Bethlehem,
To the song of praise of Eden,
The wondrous author’s child shone… 9008 .
A great miracle happened that night:
God sent us a Savior,
In a forgotten cave, in an abandoned manger
The infant, the Son of God, was lying.
The star above the cave, like a guiding light,
Shone to the learned magi,
And the loud song of the shepherds majestically
And gracefully rushed to heaven.
All nature rejoiced with people that night:
Noisy on the trees, the leaves
Praised God in a mysterious whisper,
And the flowers smelled stronger.
Three trees - a palm tree, an olive tree and a fir tree
At the entrance to the cave grew,
And the first days in proud delight
They brought a bow to the baby.
A beautiful palm tree overshadowed him
With its green crown,
And from the delicate branches of a silvery olive tree
Dripped fragrant oil.
Only a modest Christmas tree stood sadly:
She had no gifts,
And the eyes of people were not captivated by beauty
Her invariable cover.
The Angel of the Lord saw that
And the tree said with love:
"You are modest, you do not grumble in sorrow,
For this you are destined to receive a reward from God."
He said - and the stars from the sky
Rolled down on the Christmas tree one after another,
And everything shone, and a palm tree with an olive tree
She eclipsed with her beauty.
The baby from the bright starlight
Woke up, looked at the Christmas tree,
And his face suddenly lit up with a smile,
And he extended his hands to her.
The Savior fulfilled his lofty feat,
He taught and worked miracles,
He suffered for us and, having risen from the dead,
Ascended to the Father in heaven.
And since then, every year we remember
And devoutly honor Christmas:
Whether a child, an adult - everyone is happy about the holiday,
And in every family there is a celebration.
Where there are children, the tree is richer, poorer,
But all in golden lights.
And how much fun and how much delight
In the gentle children's hearts.

Christmas.
How cold it was that night,
When He was born.
The whole world was in darkness and cold,
Immersed like in water.
The shepherds called to one another,
Fearing wolves in the mountains,
In a remote gorge on a halt
A caravan of the Magi has stopped.
Let the blizzard circle all night
And fall asleep.
But in a manger, as if in a cradle,
Puts the Baby to the Mother.
For the first time air on earth
He breathed in with all his chest,
For the first time an ember in the ashes
Flashed into His eyes
And everything calmed down so that He —
Lord of the heavenly forces —
Here on earth His first dream
He tasted as a child.


Poems for Christmas | Christmas Poems

In this article you will find poems for Christmas and Christmas songs by such authors as I. Bunin, S. Nadson, I. Afonskaya, F.M. Dostoevsky and others!

Evening angel

Ivan Bunin

In the evening hour over the peaceful steppe,
When the sunset shone over it,
Among the heavens, ethereal paths,
The evening angel flew,
He saw the dusk before sunset,
And the east was already far away ... suddenly he heard an indistinct
voice in the neighing of a child.
He walked gathering ears of corn
And cornflowers, and sang in silence,
And there were sounds of paradise in the song
Innocent, unearthly soul.
"Child," said the messenger of God,
And sadness and joy are hidden, -
Where does your road lead,
And where did your song take shape?
The child's gaze was clear and bright,
But he stood in embarrassment.
"I don't know…" he answered timidly.
"Bless the little brother, -
The Lord said, - bless
the Infant in the quiet hour of sunset
On the path of both truth and love!"
And overshadowed the child with a smile
Evening angel - unfolded
His wings in the unsteady dusk
And drowned at sunset.
And like an altar of spring night,
The dawn shone in the sky,
And for a long time young eyes
Admired her in silence.
And in contemplation for the first time
A child has known beauty,
Cherishing golden dreams
And a dream of pure joy.

There are countries

S. Nadson

There are countries where people have never known
Neither blizzards nor loose snows;
There, only unmelting snow sparkles
Tops of granite ridges...
The flowers are fragrant there, the stars are larger,
Spring is brighter and more elegant,
And the feathers of the birds are brighter there, and warmer
The sea wave breathes there ... :
The Christ Child was born.

God's Tree

G. Heine

Brightly starry rays
The blue of the sky shines...
- Why, tell me, mother,
Brighter in the sky of stars shine
On the night of the holy Christmas?
Like a tree in the mountain world
At this midnight
is lit with diamond fires,
And with the radiance of radiant stars
Is she all decorated?
- True, my son, in God's sky
On the night of the present saint
A Christmas tree is lit for the world
And full of wonderful gifts
For a family, it is human.
Look how brightly the stars
Shine the world there, in the distance:
Holy gifts shine in them -
Favor for people,
Peace and truth - for the earth.

Christmas

G. Longfellow

Christmas mist all around.
Bells hum in the darkness,
And they are in tune with the words:
"Peace on earth and happiness to everyone!".
I felt how on this day,
Life of cities and villages
Having united, the call sounds:
"Peace on earth and happiness to everyone!"

Christmas star

P. Bykov

On the waves of the blue ether
A star was born in the East -
Wonderful light of the world's salvation,
Never shined before.
Over the shepherd's wretched cave
She sparkled for the first time -
Reflection of the southern God,
Awakening the earth from sleep.
Throwing off the fetters from the old world,
Heralding Christ the Nativity,
She pierced the harsh darkness,
So that the triumph of love shone.
So that the sun of Christ's teachings
Warms, invigorates hearts,
Softens torment with brute force,
So that blood does not flow endlessly.
So that the greedy flock of ravens
Do not torment the hearts and bodies...
And in the mansions and in the huts the holy
Radiant truth blossomed!

Star

I. Grinevskaya


(Christmas carol)

In the wide firmament,
In the bright star dance,
A wondrous star shines.
She will cast a ray everywhere,
Where human grief groans, -
In villages, groves, cities.
The beam reaches the room
Both the peasant woman and the queen,
And the bird's nest.
He will slip into a rich house,
And he will never give a blow to a poor house
Never a magic beam.
Joy shines brighter everywhere,
Where that star beam trembles,
And trouble is not terrible there,
Where a star shines.

Khristoslavy

A. Korinfsky

Under the cover of starry night
Russian village dormant;
All the way, all the paths
It was covered with white snow. ..
In some places the lights on the windows,
Like stars, they burn.
A snowdrift runs into the fire
A crowd of children with a star,
They knock at the windows,
they sing “Your Christmas”.
“Christoslavs! Waits!"
Is distributed here and there.
And in the discordant children's choir
So mysterious, pure,
So joyful is the holy message
About the birth of Christ…

Those stars have not gone out yet

K. Fofanov

Those stars have not yet gone out,
That dawn is still shining,
That the manger lit up the world
Newborn Christ
Then, led by a star, murmuring

A reverent crowd
Magi flocked to Christ...
They came from the far East,
Carrying gifts with the delight of dreams,
And from Herod's eye
The sovereign Christ was saved.
Centuries have passed… And He is crucified,
But everything is still alive
Walks like a herald of truth,
Through our worldly pasture;
It is still plentiful
Holy, truth and kindness,
And Herod strong will not overcome
His treacherous sword…

Christmas kontakion

V.

Shidlovsky

The one who was and is forever,
The Virgin gives birth to the world today.
And unapproachable Him -
Incomprehensible mind
The earth has already found shelter.
And the angels sing in the sky,
And the shepherds rush down the hill,
And darkness crowds before the Star,
And the Magi follow the Star.
And on that night we knew,
How could a baby be born for us
- He is the eternal God.

Christmas Star

B. Pasternak


(Excerpt)

It was winter.
The wind was blowing from the steppe.
And it was cold for the Baby in the den
On the hillside.
The ox's breath warmed him.
Domestic animals
Were standing in a cave,
A warm haze floated over the manger.
Doha shaking off bedding dust
And grains of millet,
Watched from the cliff
Shepherds awake in the midnight distance,
And nearby, unknown before,
Shy bowls
At the gatehouse window
A star twinkled on the way to Bethlehem.
A growing glow glowed over her
And it meant something,
And three astrologers
Hurrying to the call of unprecedented fires.
They were followed by gifts on camels.
And donkeys in a harness, one undersized
the other, were walking down the mountain.
Dawn. Dawn, like motes of ash,
The last stars swept from the sky,
And only the magi from the innumerable rabble
Mary let her into the hole in the rock.
He slept, all radiant, in a manger made of oak,
Like a ray of moon in the hollow of a hollow.
He was replaced with a sheepskin coat
Donkey lips and ox nostrils.
They stood in the shade, as if in the twilight of a barn,
They whispered, barely choosing words.
Suddenly someone in the darkness, a little to the left
He pushed the sorcerer away from the manger,
And he looked back: from the threshold at the Virgin,
Like a guest, the star of Christmas looked.

An angel appears to the shepherds

A.

Fet

Get up and go
To the city of Bethlehem;
Delight your souls
And tell everyone:
“The Savior has come to the people,
The Savior has come into the world!
Glory to God in the highest,
And peace on earth!
Where rests
Silent creature,
Rests in a manger
King of the whole world!”

A. Fet

Quiet night

Unsteady firmament
Southern stars tremble.
Mother's eyes with a smile
Quiet looking into the manger.
No ears, no superfluous eyes,
The roosters crowed —
And behind the angels in the highest
Shepherds praise God.
The manger quietly shines in the eyes,
Illuminated face of Mary.
Star choir to another choir
And above Him burns high
That star of distant lands;
The kings of the East carry with her
Gold, myrrh and Lebanon.

Those were the times of miracles

L. May

Those were the times of miracles0010 The world of redemption awaited -
And in the poor manger of Bethlehem,
Under the song of praise of Eden,
The wondrous baby shone. .. ,
the whole city is waiting for a secret,
he is dozing in the crystal hoarfrost
and waiting: the magic will happen.

Blizzards have taken possession of him,
similar to a dream.
Candles flutter and chant in cathedrals,
silvery smoke and incense.

Under the ringing of bells
the heart will beat with a bell.
And you can't escape your fate -
from the Christmas of magic words.

The spring of heaven is the source of those words,
they are of flame and light.
And in the world, and in the soul of the poet,
and in the word God will be reborn.

Conjure, blizzard-sorcerer,
your magical element
will transform the whole earth, city, and people into other worlds
.

There will be miracles,
so easily, in a crowd of passers-by,
and suddenly they look like music
human voices will become.

A great miracle happened that night

Unknown author

A great miracle happened that night:
God sent us a Savior,
In a forgotten cave, in an abandoned manger
The baby, the Son of God, was lying.
The star above the cave, like a guiding light,
Shone to the learned magi,
And the loud song of the shepherds majestically
And gracefully rushed to heaven.
All nature rejoiced with people that night:
Noisy on the trees, leaves
Praised God in a mysterious whisper,
And the flowers smelled stronger.
Three trees - a palm tree, an olive tree and a Christmas tree
They grew at the entrance to the cave,
And the first days in proud delight
They bowed to the Infant.
A beautiful palm tree overshadowed him
With its green crown,
And from the delicate branches of a silvery olive tree
Dripped fragrant oil.
Only a modest Christmas tree stood sadly:
She had no gifts,
And the eyes of people were not captivated by beauty
Her invariable cover.
I saw that the Angel of the Lord
And said to the tree with love:
"You are modest, you do not grumble in sorrow,
For this you are destined to receive a reward from God. "
He said - and the stars from the sky
Rolled down on the tree one after another,
And everything shone, and the palm tree with the olive
Outshone with its beauty.
The baby from the bright starlight
Woke up, looked at the Christmas tree,
And his face suddenly lit up with a smile,
And he extended his hands to her.
The Savior fulfilled his lofty feat,
He taught and worked miracles,
He suffered for us and, having risen from the dead,
Ascended to the Father in heaven.
And since then, every year we remember
And devoutly honor Christmas:
Whether a child, an adult - everyone is happy about the holiday,
And in every family there is a celebration.
Where there are children, there is a richer, poorer tree,
But all in golden lights.
And how much fun and how much delight
In the gentle children's hearts.

Christmas

Kashevar I.V.

How cold it was that night,
When He was born.
The whole world was in darkness and cold,
Immersed like in water.
The shepherds called to one another,
Fearing wolves in the mountains,
In a remote gorge to a halt
A caravan of the Magi has stopped.
Let the blizzard circle all night
And fall asleep.
But in the manger, as if in a cradle,
Lays the Infant Mother.
For the first time air on earth
He breathed in with all his chest,
For the first time an ember in the ashes
Flashed into His eyes
And everything calmed down so that He —
Lord of the heavenly forces —
Here on earth His first dream
He tasted as a child.

God's gift

Kashevar I.V.

We see in the Nativity of Christ
God's gift for the soul.
He is Life and Light! Blessed is he who is with Him
He has decided to join the union of the saint.

Good news in the country about Him,
We cherish this gift.
And you, standing aside,
Do not be a stranger to the Lord.

He wants to give you
Salvation, and light, and life.
Do not go into darkness again,
And do not turn away from Christ.

On one of the days of the calendar

Kashevar I.V.

One of the days of the calendar -
We don't know which one.
In the last days of December
Or at the beginning of January
There was no more darkness.

And before the dawn came,
The time for salvation came -
As a sign of the birth of the King,
Christ lying in the manger,
the Lord lit a star.

The prophecies of centuries came true
About the fate of the whole earth.
And those who believed their word,
found the Messiah.

When the Christmas tree
Lit at Christmas,
She through the winter blizzard
Brings warmth into the house.

And in the colors of rainbow lights
One captivates the eye,
What's on top, among the branches
Brings a cascade of rays.

And on this day of the calendar,
In frost and cold,
That star will remind me of the birth of the King
.

And whatever is on the way,
I believe for a reason,
And I know, Father, to save us
You sent Christ into the world.

And only in this is my life,
And this is the whole meaning -
To serve Christ, always burning,
Carrying the good news.

Thank you, Father, for Christ,
For the happiness of Christmas.
Your holy purity
And now it's alive in us.

On this bright holiday

Kolesnikovich V.

On this bright holiday -
Christmas holiday
We will say to each other
Warm words.

Snow falls quietly:
It's winter outside,
A miracle will happen here
And it will set hearts on fire.

Let your smiles
On this wonderful day
Be our happiness
And a gift to everyone.

The sounds of life are pouring,
Happiness and kindness,
Illuminating thoughts
With the Light of Christmas.

That night the Earth was in turmoil

Khomyakov A.S.

That night the Earth was in agitation:
The brilliance of a large, outlandish star
Suddenly blinded mountains and villages,
Cities, deserts and gardens.

And lionesses watched in the desert,
How, full of wondrous gifts,
Chariots moved noiselessly,
Camels and elephants walked importantly.

And in the brow of a large caravan,
Staring into the sky,
Three wise men in intricate turbans
Went to bow to someone.

And in the cave, where they didn't go out all night
Flashing torches and fumes,
There the lambs saw in the manger
A beautiful Sleeping Child.

That night the whole creation was in agitation,
Birds sang in the midnight mist,
Heralding goodwill to all,
The coming of peace on earth.

Star of Bethlehem Lamp

O. Steiner

Star of Bethlehem Lamp
Shines on us through the years.
And living Water Source
Irrigates the way to hearts!

Marvel at the Majesty of God!
Praise His Heavens!
He paved the way for us,
Dawn illuminated us from Heaven!

Have fun and cry in joy,
Praise the Heavens!
That in the darkness to those who fled from God
He Himself appeared as a man!

He opened Peace and Salvation for us,
Granted Grace to our hearts,
Announced the Adoption for us -
Live in Christ and not die!

Praise God, peoples and countries,
Giving all the Glory to the Father!
That he forgave you, slaves and tyrants,
He Himself prepares children for the crown!

Star of Bethlehem Lamp
Every year everything shines stronger.
God's Son is a Lamb and not a rapist
Everything is knocking at people's hearts.

It's snowing on Christmas

Willow Athos

It's snowing on Christmas,
it's falling like God's grace.
It's snowing - and magic
can happen that day.

Silence and purity,
nothing will disturb them.
Believe: beauty is not for nothing,
times it saves the soul.

From above sent to you,
miraculous power,
this is the meaning in your destiny
and the solution of the mystery of the world.

It's snowing - and, breathing a little,
we look at the winged world.
A soul awakens,
once dead.

Snow is falling, relieving pain,
near the icy ground.
You put your hand on him:
a white angel will land.

Christmas

Sasha Cherny

Slept in a manger on fresh hay
Quiet tiny Christ.
The moon, emerging from the shadows,
Stroking the flax of His hair…

The bull breathed in the face of the Baby
And, rustling straw,
On the elastic knee
Stared, barely breathing.

Sparrows through the poles of the roof
They rushed to the manger in a crowd,
And the bull, clinging to the niche,
Crumpled the blanket with his lip.

The dog, sneaking up to the warm leg,
Licked it secretly.
Cat 9 was the most comfortable0010 In the manger to warm the Child sideways...

Subdued white goat
Breathed on His forehead,
Only a stupid gray donkey
Helplessly pushed everyone:

“Look at the Child
Just a minute and me!”
And wept loudly
In the pre-dawn silence...

And Christ, opening his eyes,
Suddenly parted the circle of animals
And with a smile full of affection,
Whispered: "Look quickly!"

God sent a little angel to earth on Christmas Eve

F. M. Dostoevsky

A little angel on Christmas Eve
God sent to earth:
“How will you go through the spruce forest,
— He said with a smile, —
You will cut down the Christmas tree, and for the little one
The kindest on earth,
The most affectionate and sensitive
Give me how memory of Me."
And the little angel was confused:
“But to whom shall I give?
How to find out which of the children
will have God's grace?”
“You will see for yourself,” God answered.
And the heavenly guest went.
The moon has already risen, the path was bright
And led to a huge city.
Festive speeches are everywhere,
Children's happiness awaits everywhere...
Throwing a Christmas tree on his shoulders,
An angel walks with joy...
Look through the windows yourself, —
There is a great celebration!
Christmas trees glow with lights,
As it happens at Christmas.
And hurriedly from house to house
The angel began to move,
To find out to whom he should give
the Christmas tree of God.
And beautiful and obedient
He saw many children. –
Everyone, at the sight of God's Christmas tree,
Everyone, forgetting, was reaching for it.
Who shouts: "I'm standing for a Christmas tree!"
Who reproaches him for that:
“You can’t compare with me,
I’m kinder than you!”
“No, I am worthy of a Christmas tree
And more worthy than others!”
Angel listens calmly,
Looking at them sadly.


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