In Dulci Jubilo

German Advent Calendar Day 16

In Dulci Jubilo

‘In Dulci Jubilo’ is a Latin Christmas Carol from the 14th century and there are two versions. In Catholic churches the hymn is sung in German and Latin, whereas in Protestant churches the text is only in German.

On YouTube I could only find the German-Latin version, so here is the text:

In dulci jubilo,nun singet und seid froh!
Unsres Herzens Wonne,
leit in praesepio
und leuchtet als die Sonne
matris in gremio.
Alpha es et O.Alpha es et O.

O Jesu parvule,
nach dir ist mir so weh.
Tröst mir mein Gemüte,
o puer optime;
durch alle deine Güte,
o princeps gloriae.
trahe me post te!

Ubi sunt gaudia?
Nirgend mehr denn da,
da die Engel singen
nova cantica
und die Schellen klingen
in regis in curia.
Eia, wärn wir da!
Eia, wärn wir da!

 
Of course, you can also listen to Mike Oldfield’s version!

 

Or this one, the Varwig Choir, my parents Armin & Maria Bieder, my grandparents Rudolf & Catharina Varwig, my aunts Ellie Lehmann with her husband Hermann and Carin de Bruin (recorded on reel-to-reel in December 1970)

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