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22. ACH VINT ICK U HIER IN EENEN STAL

Ach vint ick u hier in eenen stal,
O Kint dat ons verblijt,
Ons vreught ons salicheyt,
Die mens gheworden sijt,
Hier in dit aertsche dal.
Siet hy leyt hier soo veracht met groot ootmoet,
Com en laet ons hem aenbidden metter spoet,
Laet ons singhen: na na na na na na Kintjen soet.
[22] AH, DO I FIND YOU HERE IN A STALL

Ah, do I find you here in a stall,
O Child who makes us rejoice.
Our delight, our happiness,
You who are incarnate
Here in this earthly vale.
Behold, here he lies so despised, with great humility;
Come, let us adore Him with speed,
Let us sing na na na na na na, sweet Child.

O Lord, we do not deserve
That You should love us so,
For You are the Eternal God
Who lays off His mighty majesty
And now becomes a little child.
You leave your Father's realm
And become as we are,
For Your entire desire
Is for the heart and soul of mankind.

You came down from your Father's lap,
O Child who makes us rejoice,
Our delight, our happiness,
You who are incarnate
And lie here pale and naked.
Behold, here he lies etc.


Translation 1997, Peter Lockwood

Camerata Trajectina (artiest), Cantiones Natalitiae: kerstliederen uit de tijd van Rubens. GLO 6033
1995
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