Gesu Bambino

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Gesu Bambino
by Pietro Yon, translated by Frederick H. Martens
"Gesù bambino" is an Italian Christmas carol composed by Pietro Yon in 1917. It was translated to English by Frederick H. Martens. It is interesting to note that the traditional Christmas song "I Saw Three Ships" derives its melody from "Gesu Bambino," though the former is a simpler version of the tune. The lyrics of the chorus are also the same as the lyrics in the chorus of O Come All Ye Faithful.— Excerpted from Gesù bambino on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

When blossoms flowered 'mid the snows upon a winter night
Was born the Child the Christmas Rose, The King of Love and Light
The angels sang, the shepherds sang, The grateful earth rejoiced
And at His blessed birth the stars Their exultation voiced.

O Come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Again the heart with rapture glows to greet the holy night
that gave the world its Christmas Rose, its king of Love and Light
Let ev'ry voice acclaim His name, The grateful chorus swell
From paradise to earth He came that we with Him might dwell

O come let us adore him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Ah! O come let us adore Him
Ah! Adore Him, Christ, the Lord.
O come, O come
O come let us adore Him
Let us adore Him
Christ, the Lord.

This is a translation and has a separate copyright status from the original text. The license for the translation applies to this edition only.
Original:
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1943, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1932, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.