Christos Voskrese

This delightful youtube video was posted a year ago. One of our readers and occasional commenter,  Dejan, (without a doubt my favorite Serb) provided the English translation.  The words are from a poem by St. Nikolai Velimirovich who served for a time as the Rector of St. Tikhon’s Seminary – truly one of the great Serbian saints of the modern era. 

Translation:

People rejoice, nations hear:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Stars dance, mountains sing:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Forests murmur, winds hum:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Seas bow*, animals roar:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Bees swarm, and the birds sing:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!

Angels stand, triple the song:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Sky humble yourself, and elevate the earth:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Bells chime, and tell to all:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Glory to You God, everything is possible to You,
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!

Comments

  1. Darla says

    Thank you for posting this, Father. I remember the Christmas one, and at that time I did a search for other songs from this producer/group and saw this then (since we weren’t reading your blog a year ago, I didn’t know it was already posted). Glad we got to hear it again this Pascha, it’s very beautiful.

    I recall at Christmas, when you posted that song (Andjeli Pevaju) some of us asked about a CD — I have a link where it looks like you can buy something produced by Stupovi and it says Hristos Voskrese is one of the songs on the CD. Shall I post the link? I don’t want to do so without permission.

  2. says

    Beautiful…wish that western protestantism (as when I was before in it) could celebrate the Resurrection with the same love and enthusaism. Bright Week is wonderful and up-lifting.

  3. says

    Hi Father Stephen,

    Here’s another translation from the comments at youtube, that seems to me to flow a little better:

    People rejoice, all nations listen:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
    Dance all ye stars and sing all ye mountains:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

    Whisper ye woods and blow all ye winds:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
    O seas proclaim and roar all ye beasts:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

    Buzz all ye bees and sing all ye birds:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
    O little lambs rejoice and be merry:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

    Nightengales joyous, lending your song:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
    Ring, O ye bells, let everyone hear:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

    All angels join us, singing this song:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
    Come down ye heavens, draw near the earth:
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

    Glory to Thee, God Almighty!
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!
    Glory to Thee, God Almighty!
    Christ is risen! Let us rejoice!

  4. Phil says