142. ’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

Text Information
First Line: 'Twas in the moon of wintertime
Title: ’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
Author: Jean de Brébeuf (1641 c.)
Translator: Jesse Edgar Middleton (1926, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Jesus Christ: Birth
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus, your king, is born
Tune Information
Arranger: H. Barrie Cabena (1970)
Meter: with refrain
Key: g minor
Source: French folk melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1971 H. Barrie Cabena (admin. Augsburg Fortress)
Notes: Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.

Text Information:

This English text preserves the earliest known Canadian hymn, originally written in the Huron language by a missionary, later translated into French, and eventually paraphrased in English. It is set to a French noël tune old enough to have been used for the original version.

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