More Songs in Ancient Greek: O Come All Ye Faithful

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More Songs in Ancient Greek: O Come All Ye Faithful

Postby Davis Prickett » October 6th, 2011, 5:46 pm

Inspired especially by Louis, my goal right now is to translate more songs into Greek. Perhaps get a whole Christmas album together? Here's a rough draft of O Come All Ye Faithful:

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

ὦ δεῦτε, πᾶς πιστός
εὐφραίνων καὶ νικῶν
ὦ δεῦτε, ὦ δεῦτε, εἰς τὴν Βηθλέεμ
ἐλθέ, ἴδε αὐτόν
βασιλεὺς τῶν ἀγγελῶν
ὦ δεῦτε, φωβηθῶμεν
ὦ δεῦτε, φωβηθῶμεν
ὦ δεῦτε, φωβηθῶμεν
χριστὸς κύριος

Sing, choirs of angels,
sing in exultation;
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

ὦ ἄσατε ἀγγελοί
ἄσατε ὑψωθῆναι
ἄσατε πολιταί τῶν οὐρανανῶν ἐπάνω
δόξα τῶ θεῶ, δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις
ὦ δεῦτε, φωβηθῶμεν
ὦ δεῦτε, φωβηθῶμεν
ὦ δεῦτε, φωβηθῶμεν
χριστὸς κύριος

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

ναὶ κύριε, ἀσπάσομεθα
πρωὶ ἐτέχθης τῆς χαρᾶς
ὦ Ἰησοῦς Φωβηθήτω εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα
λόγος τοῦ πατροῦ, νῦν φανερωθῆ ἐν σαρκί
ὦ δεῦτε, φωβηθῶμεν
ὦ δεῦτε, φωβηθῶμεν
ὦ δεῦτε, φωβηθῶμεν
χριστὸς κύριος
Davis Prickett
 
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Re: More Songs in Ancient Greek: O Come All Ye Faithful

Postby Mark Lightman » October 7th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Nice job, Davis. It seems to me that you have lined up the syllables and accents very well, so that one can sing the Greek to the tune.

I'm a big believer in Louis' method of using songs to help learn and internalize these forms.
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