O du fröhlicheGerman Advent Calendar Day 24

O du fröhliche

‘O du fröhliche’ is a German Christmas Carol from the 19th century. It is the final hymn in all protestant churches on Christmas Eve, usually sung while all the bells are ringing.

O du fröhliche, o du selige,
gnadenbringende Weihnachtszeit!
Welt ging verloren, Christ ist geboren:
Freue, freue dich, o Christenheit!

O du fröhliche, o du selige,
gnadenbringende Weihnachtszeit!
Christ ist erschienen, uns zu versühnen:
Freue, freue dich, o Christenheit!

O du fröhliche, o du selige,
gnadenbringende Weihnachtszeit!
Himmlische Heere jauchzen Dir Ehre:
Freue, freue dich, o Christenheit!

Merry Christmas – frohe Weihnachten

EDIT 2017: You can also listen to us sing it. This recording is from our annual German Carol singing evening 16 December 2016

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