Deilig er den himmel blå / Beautiful the azure sky

  • for choir SSAATTBB
  • Duration 2' 50"

Words

by N F S Grundtvig
commissioned by Wartburg College Iowa 2008

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Text

Deilig er den himmel blå,
Lyst det er å se derpå,
Hvor de gylne stjerner blinker,
Hvor de smiler, hvor de vinker,
Oss fra jorden opp til seg.

Det er midt i julenatt,
Hver en stjerne glimtet matt,
Da med ett der ble å skue
En så klar på himlens bue:
Som en liten stjernesol!

Beautiful, the azure sky
Draws our gaze with longing eye,
There the golden stars are blinking,
Stars are smiling, stars are waving:
Earth below and sky above.

In that midnight Christmas sky
Every star appeared on high,
One star yet was burning brighter,
Clearer, stronger, yet more radiant:
Light as from the sun itself!

Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872)
English version by Paul Ayres

Categories

choral - mixed voices unaccompanied.