Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a happy and festive Christ feast!
Or as the Lil' Miss would say: Happy Birthday Jesus.

Translated: After another busy year we wish you God's richest blessings this Christmas and only the best or 2010
Pictures by Jeanette.
Once again, I am leaving you with the words of my favorite Christmas carol:
(The original Afrikaans words translated in English in Italic.)



Somerkersfees
Summer Christmas
1. Welkom, o stille nag van vrede,/ Welcome o Silents night of peace,
onder die suiderkruis,/ under the southern cross,
Wyl stemme uit die ou verlede oor sterrevelde ruis. /While voices from the past whisper over starfilled fields
Kersfees kom, Kersfees kom –/ Christmas is near, Christmas is near
Gee aan God die eer./ Glory to the lord
Skenk ons ‘n helder/ Give us a bright
Somer-kersfees/ Summer Christmas
In hierdie land, o Heer. / In this country, o Lord.

2. Hoor jy hoe sag die klokke beier in eeue-oue taal./Do you hear the bells ringing in an ages old language
Kyk, selfs die nagtelike swye vertel die ou verhaal./ Even the silence of the night tells the old old storey
Kersfees kom, Kersfees kom –/ Christmas is near, Christmas is near
Gee aan God die eer./ Glory to the lord
Skenk ons ‘n helder/ Give us a bright
Somer-kersfees/ Summer Christmas
In hierdie land, o Heer. / In this country, o Lord.

3. Voel jy ook nou Sy warm liefde as ons die dag gedenk, /Do you feel His warm love as we remember this day
Toe Hy sy Seun aan ons gegee het – ons grootste Kersgeskenk. / When He gave us His son - our biggest Christmas present
Christus kom, Christus kom – / Chirst is comming, Christ is comming
Skenk ons ‘n helder/ Give us a bright
Somer-kersfees/ Summer Christmas
In hierdie land, o Heer. / In this country, o Lord.

8 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours:-)

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  2. same to you there in my beautiful South Africa...what I would do to be there right now....xxx

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I am SO behind on leaving comments so I am off to read your posts.

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  4. i love the two new pics- absolutely gorgeous. i love how you included the dogs in the first one with the three kiddos. makes me realize it's been two years since our last family pic....

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  5. Merry Christmas to your family too! And Happy New Year!

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  6. I love the photo of your human and canine children.

    Beautiful song...I am trusting that you had a blessed time.

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  7. OMG!! I love that second shot of the Little Miss sitting on her daddy's shoulders! SUPER cute.

    Merry Christmas :)

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