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En la vintromezo

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1. En la vintromezo
Muĝis frosta vent',
Ter' al fer' ŝanĝiĝis,
Akvo al arĝent';
Neĝo ĉion kovris,
Blankis la kampar',
En la vintromezo
De pasinta jar'.

2. Tutan universon
Kreis Dia man';
Tamen li alprenis
Formon de infan'.
Kuŝis en staltrogo
Ĉe naskiĝa hor'
Dio Ĉiopova,
Kristo, la Sinjor'.

3. Dum anĝeloj sanktaj
Laŭdis super ter',
Kantoj de serafoj
Ŝvebis en aer';
Sube la Patrino,
En animtrankvil',
Donis aman kison
Al la kara fil'.

4. Kion mi donacu,
Kvankam malriĉul'?
Se mi havus gregon,
Ŝafidon sen makul';
Riĉon mi ne havas,
Mankas al mi or'.
Donos mi la eblon —
Amon de la kor'.

Source: TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #127

Translator: L. I. Gentle

Leonard Ivor Gentle, an Englishman, was for 26 years the organist of the Londona Esperanta Diservo, for many years the best known Esperanto Protestant worship meeting. Four of his works appear in Adoru, and many others are accessible at the archived versions of TTT-Himnaro Cigneta ( Leland Ross Go to person page >

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti

Rossetti, Christina Georgina, daughter of Gabriel, and sister of Dante Gabriel and William Michael Rossetti, was born in London, Dec. 5, 1830, and received her education at home. Her published works include:— (1) Goblin Market, and Other Poems, 1862; (2) The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems, 1866 ; (3) Poems, mainly a reprint of Nos. 1 and 2, 1875; (4) A Pageant, and Other Poems, 1881, &c. In addition, Miss Rossetti has published several prose works, as:— Annus Domini (a book of prayers for every day in the year), 1874; Letter and Spirit of the Decalogue, 1883, and others. She has written very few hymns avowedly for church worship, but several centos have been compiled from her poems, and have passed into several hymn-books. The… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: En la vintromezo Muĝis frosta vent'
Title: En la vintromezo
English Title: In the Bleak Midwinter
Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti (1872?)
Translator: L. I. Gentle
Language: Esperanto