1. Lowly shepherds of Judea,
On a winter’s night,
Heard a sound of angel voices,
Saw a wondrous light.
O, merry, merry, merry, Koo-ree-soo-mah-soo!
Let us all be very merry, Koo-ree-soo-mah-soo!
2. Eastern wise men seeking Jesus,
Traveling from afar,
Just like us were filled with gladness,
When they saw His star. [Refrain]
3. Friends today are keeping Christmas,
Brothers, sisters, singing with us,
Down in Africa. [Refrain]
Transliteration of the Japanese:
1. Yoodahyah no hetsoo jee woe,
Kohoh hetoe moh,
Nohdohkahnee eewahee nok,
Kohe woe ta te.
2. Nan daka oohrashee
|First Line:||Lowly shepherds of Judea|
|Title:||Lowly Shepherds of Judea|
|Translator (from Japanese):||Kate I. Hansen|
|Refrain First Line:||O, merry, merry, merry, Koo-ree-soo-mah-soo!|
|Notes:||In the refrain, "Kooreesoomahsoo" is Japanese for Christmas.|