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Przybieżeli do Betlejem, p/e


XVII w.

Przybieżeli do Betlejem pasterze,
Grając skocznie Dzieciąteczku na lirze.

Chwała na wysokości, chwała na wysokości,
A pokój na ziemi.

Oddawali swe ukłony w pokorze
Tobie z serca ochotnego, o Boże!

Chwała na wysokości…

Anioł Pański sam ogłosił te dziwy,
Których oni nie słyszelí jak żywi.

Chwała na wysokości…

Dziwili się napowietrznej muzyce
I myśleli: Co to będzie za Dziecię?

Chwała na wysokości…

Któremu się wół i osioł kłaniają,
Trzej królowie podarunki oddają?

Chwała na wysokości…

I Anieli gromadami pilnują,
Panna czysta wraz z Józefem piastują?

Chwała na wysokości…

Poznali Go Mesyaszem być prawym,
Narodzonym dzisiaj Panem łaskawym.

Chwała na wysokości…

My Go także Bogiem, Zbawcą już znamy,
I z całego serca wszyscy kochamy.

Chwała na wysokości…


Ks. Michał Mioduszewski, Pastorałki, Kraków 1843-53


0122-2. Merrily to Bethlehem

Merrily to Bethlehem the shepherds came
Cheerily a-piping to the Savior’s name.

Glory in the highest, glory in the highest
And on earth, peace to men!

Hearts so humble, homage grateful, did each bring
Gifts of love and warm devotion for a King.

Glory in the highest…

Angel heralds sang the message from the sky
“Unto you is born a Savior from on High.”

Glory in the highest…

Who is He though just a Babe, the hearts adore
Kings bring gifts and kneeling humbly, grace implore.

Glory in the highest…

Dearest Infant, You are God sent from above
Please accept our simple hearts that burn with love

Glory in the highest…


English version: Felician Sisters


0122-3. Quickly on to Bethlehem

Quickly on to Bethlehem the shepherds came,
Playing gaily on their lutes to bless His Name,

Glory to God on High, Glory to God on High,
And on earth, peace to men.

Giving their respects in all humility,
To the Infant Jesus from hearts lovingly,

Glory to God on High…


English version: Cecily Kowalewska Helgesen


0122-4. Shepherds Hurried into Bethlehem

Lowly shepherds hurried into Bethlehem,
When they saw the Babe they played their lyres for Him.

Glory to God on high, glory to God on high!
Peace on earth, peace on earth!

They approached the manger in humility,
Bowing low with willing hearts, O God, to Thee.

Glory to God on high…

Angels of the Lord announced the wondrous birth.
Ne’er before was heard such news o’er all the earth.

Glory to God on high…

Now we know Him as our Savior, God, and Lord,
Dedicating all the love our hearts afford.

Glory to God on high…


English version: Polish National Catholic Hymnal


Hurrying to Bethlehem

The shepherds ran to Bethlehem;
they played the hurdy-gurdy to the infant.
The shepherds, the shepherds
greeted the child, the little boy.

They delivered their little gifts to Jesus;
they bowed the knee in adoration before him.
The shepherds, the shepherds
greeted the child, the little boy.

In him they acknowledged the true Messiah
who is come to deliver them from evil.
The shepherds, the shepherds
greeted the child, the little boy.


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