by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Barn Jesus i en krybbe lå
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): FRE GER GRE
Barn Jesus i en krybbe lå,
skønt Himlen var hans eje.
Hans pude her blev hø og strå,
mørkt var det om hans leje! 
Men stjernen over huset stod,
og oksen kyssed barnets fod. 
Halleluja! Halleluja! Barn Jesus! 

Hver sorgfuld sjæl, bliv karsk og glad,
ryst af din tunge smerte,
et barn er født i Davids stad
til trøst for hvert et hjerte. 
Til barnet vil vi stige ind
og blive børn i sjæl og sind. 
Halleluja! Halleluja! Barn Jesus!

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , no title FRE GER GER GRE ; composed by John Raynor.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT ENG ENG FRE GRE GRE ; composed by Robert Schumann, Georg Vierling.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "L'enfant Jésus était couché dans une crèche", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Μια φάτνη σκέπει το Χριστό", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:15
Line count: 14
Word count: 80

Als das Christkind war zur Welt gebracht
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG GRE
Als das Christkind war zur Welt gebracht,
Das uns von der Hölle gerettet,
Da lag's auf der Krippe bei finstrer Nacht,
Auf Stroh und Heu gebettet;
Doch über der Hütte glänzte der Stern,
Und der Ochse küßte den Fuß des Herrn.
Halleluja, Kind Jesus!

Ermanne dich, Seele, die krank und matt,
Vergiß die nagenden Schmerzen.
Ein Kind ward geboren in Davids Stadt
Zum Trost für alle Herzen.
O laßt uns wallen zum Kindlein hin,
Und Kinder werden in Geist und Sinn.
Halleluja, Kind Jesus!

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Kerstlied", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Christmas song", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Χριστουγεννιάτικο", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Margo Briessinck

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:15
Line count: 14
Word count: 84