Deilig Er den Himmel Blaa

Lyrics

(Danish folk song, Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, 1810)

Deilig er den himmel blå,
lyst det er å se derpå,
hvor de gylne stjerner blinker
hvor de smiler, hvor de vinker
oss fra jorden opp til seg,
oss fra jorden opp til seg

Det er midt i julenatt,
hver en stjerne glimtet matt
da med ett der ble å skue
en så klar på himlens bue
som en liten stjernesol,
som en liten stjernesol

Østerlands de vise mænd
fandt dog stjernen der igen,
som de skued i det høje,
thi i barnets milde øje,
funklende og klar den sad,
funklende og klar den sad

English Translation - Lovely is the blue sky

Lovely is the blue sky,
it’s nice to see that,
where the golden stars twinkle
where they smile, where they wave
us from the earth up to him,
us from the earth up to him

It’s the middle of Christmas Eve,
every star twinkled dimly
then with one thing there was to see
one so clear on the sky’s bow
like a little star sun,
like a little star sun

The wise men of Eastland
found the star there again,
which they saw on high,
for in the child’s gentle eye,
sparkling and clear it sat,
sparkling and clear it sat

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