Thursday, December 25, 2008

Joyful all ye nations rise

Celestial foulis in the air,
   Sing with your nottis upon hicht,
In firthis and in forrestis fair
   Be myrthful now at all your mycht;
   For passit is your dully nicht,
Aurora has the cloudis perst,
   The Sone is risen with glaidsum licht,
      Et nobis Puer natus est.

- William Dunbar (1465–1520?), "On the Nativity of Christ"


Stuart Heath said...

It somehow seems wrong that the only line I didn't have to think about was the one in Latin :/