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Song: Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant
Album Downside Up
#1.17: Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant

Album

Downside Up (Disc 1)

Track Number

17 of 17

Track Length

2:32

Release

1982

Lyrics

Traditional French Christmas Carol

Contributing Artists:

Unknown

Additional Info:

B-side of Melt!


Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant is a traditional Christmas Carol from France. The song is performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees. It is a rare Double A side from the album Downside Up.


LyricsEdit

Lyrics for "Il est né le divin enfant" - a traditional French Christmas carol

By Laura K. Lawless, About.com Guide (see #Sources:)


Original French LyricsEdit

Il est né le divin enfant,

Jouez hautbois, résonnez musette.

Il est né le divin enfant,

Chantons tous son avènement.

Depuis plus de quatre mille ans

Nous le promettaient les prophètes,

Depuis plus de quatre mille ans

Nous attendions cet heureux temps.

Une étable est son logement,

Un peu de paille est sa couchette,

Une étable est son logement,

Pour un dieu quel abaissement.

O Jésus, ô roi tout puissant,

Tout petit enfant que vous êtes,

O Jésus, ô roi tout puissant,

Régnez sur nous entièrement.


English translationEdit

He is born the divine child,

Play oboe, resonate musette.

He is born the divine child,

Let's all sing his accession.

For more than four thousand years

We've promised by the prophets,

For more than four thousand years

We've been waiting for this happy time.

A stable is his lodging,

A bit of hay is his little bed,

A stable is his lodging,

For a god such a humble thing.

O Jesus, o all powerful king,

Such a little child you are,

O Jesus, o all powerful god,

Rule completely over us.


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