Studying how different countries celebrate Christmas has been an interesting part of our homeschool experience this December. In particular, I appreciate the observation of “la posada” where “Mary & Joseph” journey from house to house to find room in the inn. Eventually they are welcomed in to celebrate baby Jesus.
This reminds me of another early album: Steve Green’s “Joy to the World.” While I may not listen to his music quite as often now, I was definitely a childhood fan. Thinking about “cultural” Christmas songs, his version of “Adorar Al Nino” – come adore the Baby – definitely fits the category. I do remember thinking that I was cool singing along when I was younger attempting to mimic the Spanish lyrics. The words to this song are beautiful in both languages.
En la noche las pastores A sus ovejitas velan Angeles del cielo alaban Angelses del cielo alaban Pastroicitos, id, patoricitos ya Chorus: Adorar al Nino Adorar al Nino Que en Belen esta Que en Belen esta
In the evening there were shepherds Resting while their flocks were grazing Angels from the heavens told them Heaven’s King is near you sleeping Shepherds go to Him Go and praise your King Go and worship Jesus Go and worship Jesus Born in Bethlehem Born in Bethlehem Go and worship Jesus Go and worship Jesus Born in Bethlehem Born in Bethlehem
Con alegre reverncia En la bella Noche buean Los cristiano hoy alaban Los cristianos todos cantan Pueblos, oh venid, pueblos, oh llegad Adorar al Nino Adorar al Nino Que en Belen esta Que en Belen esta – See more at: http://stevegreenministries.org/product/adorar-al-nino/#sthash.d9ga2H6T.dpuf
In every language, tribe and tongue, we are called to adore our Savior!
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