Italian Christmas Carols and Sing-Alongs

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Dear Readers,

Christmas Sing-Alongs are always fun be they in Italian, English or a little bit of both. Here are some lyrics to help you get started:

 

Christmas Sing-alongs in Italian

TU SCENDI DALLE STELLE

Tu scendi dalle stelle,
O Re del Cielo
E vieni in una grotta al freddo 
e al gelo;

O Bambino mio divino,
io ti vedo qui a tremar
O Dio beato
Oh! Quanto ti costò
L’avermi amato!
A te, che sei del mondo il 
Creatore

Mancano panni e fuoco
O mio Signore
Caro eletto pargoletto
Quanto questa povertà
Più mi innamora, Giacché ti 
fece amor

Povero ancora! 

(In English)
You come down to the stars, Oh King of heaven,
And come into a cave,
In cold and ice,
Oh my divine Child,
I see you shivering here,
Oh blessed God.
Oh how much it cost you to

have loved me.
You, who are the Creator of

the world,
Lack clothing and fire.
Oh, my Lord, dear chosen 
Babe.

How much this poverty

makes me love you.
Since love made itself poor 
also.

***

 

ADESTE FIDELES

Adeste Fideles, laeti triumphantes

Venite, Venite, in Bethlehem

Natum videti, Regem Angelorum

Venite Adoremus, Venite Adoremus

Cantet nunc io, Chorus Angelorum

Cantet nunc aula caelestium Gloria in excelsis Deo Venite Adoremus, Venite

Adoremus
Venite Adoremus, Dominum Ergo qui natus die hodierna Jesu, tibi sit Gloria! Patris

aeterni
Verbum caro factum
Venite Adoremus, Venite

Adoremus
Venite Adoremus, Dominum (
In English)
 

OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

Oh come, all ye faithful, joy- ful and triumphant;

Oh come ye, oh come ye to Bethlehem;

Come and behold Him born the King of Angels;

Oh come let us adore Him, oh come, let us adore Him,

Oh come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in 

exultation,

Sing all ye citizens of Heaven

above;
Glory to God in the highest; Oh come, let us adore Him,

oh come, let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore Him,

Christ the Lord.
Ye Lord, we greet Thee, born

this happy morning;
Jesus to Thee be glory given’; World of the Father, now in

flesh appearing; 

***

 

SANTA LUCIA

Sul mare luccica L’astro d’argento, Placida è l’onda Prospero è il vento, Venite all’agile Barchetta mia! (Chorus)

Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia Con questo zeffiro
Così soave
Oh! comè bello

Star sulla nave! Su passeggeri Venite via!
(
Chorus)
Or che tardate?

Bella è la sera Spira un’auretta Fresca e leggera

Venite all’agile
Barchetta mia!

(In English)
On the sea shines the Silver

star,
Calm is the water,
favorable the wind
Come to my supple boat,

Santa Lucia.
With this zephyr, so smooth, How beautiful it is to be 
aboard

Come travelers, come away. Now why delay?
This evening is beautiful
A cool, light breeze is blow
ing,

Come to my supple boat,

Santa Lucia.
***

WHITE CHRISTMAS

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know

Where the tree tops glisten And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the 
snow.

I’m dreaming of a white

Christmas
With every Christmas card I 
write

May your days be merry and bright

And may all your

Christmases be White.

 

BIANCO NATALE (WHITE CHRISTMAS)

Quel lieve tuo candor, neve 

Discende lieto nel mio cuor,

Nella notte Santa

Il cuor esulta d’amor
È Natale Ancor
E Viene giù dal ciel lento
Un dolce canto ammaliator Che mi dice spera anche tu,
È Natale, non soffrire più

 

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