Sunday, June 01, 2008

Serbian Pascha Folk Song







A Paschal song performed by the musical orchestra ''Stupovi'' and various Serbian singers and celebrities, which is part of a campagin to raise funds for reconstruction of a medieval Serbian Orthodox monastery named ''Pillars of Saint George.''

The lyrics are from a poem by St. Nikolai Velimirovich, one of the great Serbian saints of the modern era.

Here is an English translation of the lyrics:

People rejoice, all nations listen:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
Dance all ye stars and sing all ye mountains:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

Whisper ye woods and blow all ye winds:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
O seas proclaim and roar all ye beasts:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

Buzz all ye bees and sing all ye birds:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
O little lambs rejoice and be merry:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

Nightengales joyous, lending your song:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
Ring, O ye bells, let everyone hear:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

All angels join us, singing this song:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
Come down ye heavens, draw near the earth:
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

Glory to Thee, God Almighty!
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
Glory to Thee, God Almighty!
Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

Serbian Text:

Ljudi likujte, narodi čujte:
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Zvezde igrajte, gore pevajte,
Hristos voskrese, radost donese!
Šume šumite, vetri brujite,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Mora gudite, zveri ričite,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Pčele se rojte, a ptice pojte
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!

Anđeli stojte, pesmu utrojte,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Nebo se snizi, zemlju uzvisi,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Zvona zvonite, svima javite,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Slava ti Bože, sve ti se može,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Anđeli stojte, pesmu utrojte,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Nebo se snizi, zemlju uzvisi,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Zvona zvonite, svima javite,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!
Slava ti Bože, sve ti se može,
Hristos voskrse, radost donese!