O Holy Night

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"O Holy Night" sa solong piyano

Ang "O Holy Night" (literal na salin sa Tagalog: "O Gabing Banal"; orihinal na titik na nasa Pranses: "Cantique de Noël" o sa literal na salin sa Tagalog: "Awiting Pampasko") ay isang kilalang awiting Pampasko na unang nalikha noong 1847 sa musika ni Adolphe Adam at ang orihinal na titik ay mula sa tulang Pranses na "Minuit, chrétiens" (Hatinggabi, mga Kristiyano) na sinulat ni Placide Cappeau, isang manunula at nagtitinda ng alak.

Sa Roquemaure sa dulo ng taong 1843, ang organ ng simbahan ay kakatapos pa lamang ikumpuni. Para ipagdiwang ang pangyayari iyon, tinanong ng kura paroko si Cappeau, na mula sa bayang iyon, na magsulat ng tulang Pampasko. Ginawa ito ni Cappeau, bagaman siya ay isang ateista at kontra sa mga pari.[1]

Pagkatapos noon, sinulat ni Adam ang musika. Unang lumabas ang awitin sa Roquemaure noong 1847 at inawit ni Emily Laurey, isang mang-aawit sa opera.

Nong 1855, nilikha ng isang unitarian minister at patnugot ng Dwight's Journal of Music na si John Sullivan Dwight[2] ang isang edisyon pang-awit na batay sa teksto Pranses ni Cappeau. Sa parehong orihinal na bersyong Pranses at sa dalawang pamilyar na bersyong Ingles ng awitin, sinasalamin ng teksto ang kapanganakan ni Jesus at ang pagliligtas nito sa sangkatauhan.

Mga titik[baguhin]

Cantique de Noël ni Placide Cappeau Literal na salin sa Ingles
Minuit, chrétiens, c'est l'heure solennelle,
Où l'Homme Dieu descendit jusqu'à nous
Pour effacer la tache originelle
Et de Son Père arrêter le courroux.
Le monde entier tressaille d'espérance
En cette nuit qui lui donne un Sauveur.
Peuple à genoux, attends ta délivrance.
Noël, Noël, voici le Rédempteur,
Noël, Noël, voici le Rédempteur!
De notre foi que la lumière ardente
Nous guide tous au berceau de l'Enfant,
Comme autrefois une étoile brillante
Y conduisit les chefs de l'Orient.
Le Roi des rois naît dans une humble crèche:
Puissants du jour, fiers de votre grandeur,
A votre orgueil, c'est de là que Dieu prêche.
Courbez vos fronts devant le Rédempteur.
Courbez vos fronts devant le Rédempteur.
Le Rédempteur a brisé toute entrave:
La terre est libre, et le ciel est ouvert.
Il voit un frère où n'était qu'un esclave,
L'amour unit ceux qu'enchaînait le fer.
Qui lui dira notre reconnaissance,
C'est pour nous tous qu'il naît, qu'il souffre et meurt.
Peuple debout! Chante ta délivrance,
Noël, Noël, chantons le Rédempteur,
Noël, Noël, chantons le Rédempteur!
Midnight, Christians, it is the solemn hour,
When God as man descended unto us
To erase the stain of original sin
And to end the wrath of His Father.
The entire world thrills with hope
On this night that gives it a Saviour.
People kneel down, wait for your deliverance.
Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer,
Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer!
May the ardent light of our Faith
Guide us all to the cradle of the infant,
As in ancient times a brilliant star
Guided the Oriental kings there.
The King of Kings was born in a humble manger;
O mighty ones of today, proud of your greatness,
It is to your pride that God preaches.
Bow your heads before the Redeemer!
Bow your heads before the Redeemer!
The Redeemer has broken every bond:
The Earth is free, and Heaven is open.
He sees a brother where there was only a slave,
Love unites those that iron had chained.
Who will tell Him of our gratitude,
For all of us He is born, He suffers and dies.
People stand up! Sing of your deliverance,
Christmas, Christmas, sing of the Redeemer,
Christmas, Christmas, sing of the Redeemer!
Bersyon ni John Sullivan Dwight (Ingles) Berysong hindi naka-attribute (Ingles)
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
'Til He appear'd and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.
Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend!
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
O! Holy night! The stars, their gleams prolonging,
Watch o'er the eve of our dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error, longing
For His appearance, then the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope; the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was Born;
O night, O holy night, O night divine!
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts we stand by the Babe adored.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
And come now, Shepherds, from your flocks unboard.
The Son of God lay thus within lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our Lord.
He knows our need, our weakness never lasting,
Behold your King! By Him, let Earth accord!
Behold your King! By Him, let Earth accord!
Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Long live His truth, and may it last forever,
For in His name all discordant noise shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise us,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory evermore proclaim!
His power and glory evermore proclaim!
(The second and third choruses are
often replaced with a refrain of the first).
(The second verse is often omitted in most public
renderings.)
(Also the final chorus, His power and glory,
evermore proclaim!, is often changed to French-
English mix: Noël, Noël, O Night, O Night Divine.)

Mga ilang kilalang umawit[baguhin]

  • Connie Francis - 1963
  • Bobby Vinton - 1965
  • Nora Aunor - 1970
  • Ray Conniff & the Singers - 1971
  • Mariah Carey - 2004

Mga sanggunian[baguhin]

  1. Collins, Ace; [2001], Stories of Best-loved Songs of Christmas, Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan, pp. 132-138.
  2. Nobbman, Dale V. 'Christmas Music Companion Fact Book.' 2000. p 36. Google Books


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