Pe trouz war an douar

Lyrics – Breton

(Breton folk song – France)

Pe trouz war an douar, pe gan a glevan-me ?
Na kaer eo ar mouezhioù a zeu eus lein an neñv !
Aeled, lavarit deomp perak ho kanaouenn ?
Er bed petra nevez zo erru a laouen ?

Kanit ivez ganeomp, kanit, pobl an douar
Ni deu da lâret deoc’h un neventi hep par:
Ur Mabig benniget, Roue Jeruzalem,
A zo ganet ‘vidoc’h e kêr a Vethleem.

Erru eo an termen eus ar profesioù
O noz mil gwech eürus a dorr hol liammoù !
Kanit gloar hag enor da Jezuz, da Vari,
Deut eo Doue da zen, erru e oar Mesi.

English Translation – What Noise Is upon the Earth

What noise is upon the earth, what song do I hear?
How beautiful are the voices coming from the heights of Heaven!
Angels, tell us, what is the cause of your song?
What glad tidings have come to the world?

Sing together with us, sing, people of the earth
We have come to tell you tidings without equal:
A little blessed Son, King of Jerusalem,
Is born unto you in the town of Bethlehem.

Come is the appointed time of the prophecies
The night a thousand times happy has broken our bonds!
Sing glory and honour to Jesus, to Mary,
Come is God to man, come is the Messiah.

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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