Amid the silence (Anonymous)
- Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2009-01-20). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 71 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes:
Title: Amid the Silence
First published: 1922 in Christmas and New Year Songs
Description: English version of traditional Polish carol, "Wsrod nocnej ciszy".
Original text and translations
1 Amid the silence of the solemn night,
Sound the glad summons, "Lo the king of Light!
Rouse, O shepherds, haste with singing
Christ has come, salvation bringing,
Born at Bethlehem."
2 Gladly the herdsmen sough the Holy Son,
Found in a manger Christ the sinless one,
Worshipped him with exultation,
"God has brought us full salvation!
Him we shall adore!"
3 Lord, we have hailed thee, many thousand years.
Now through our darkness Lo, thy star appears.
King and prophets long have named thee,
Priests and martyrs all proclaimed thee,
"Saviour of mankind."
- Translation from Polish by Angela Morgan