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Minuit, Chretiens, c'est l'heure colennelle

Minuit, Chretiens, c'est l'heure colennelle

Author: Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Minuit, chrétiens, c'est l'heure solennelle
Où l'Homme Dieu descendit jusqu'à nous.
Pour effacer la tache originelle
Et de son père arrêter le courroux.
Le monde entier tressaille d'espérance
A cette nuit qui lui donne un sauveur.
Peuple à genoux, attends ta délivrance
Noël! Noël! Voici le Rédempteur!
Noël! Noël! Voici le Rédempteur!

2. De notre foi que la lumière ardente
Nous guide tous au berceau de l'enfant
Comme autrefois, une étoile brillante
Y conduisit les chefs de l'Orient.
Le Roi des rois naît dans une humble crèche
Puissants du jour fiers de votre grandeur,
A votre orgueil, c'est de là qu'un Dieu prèche;
Courbez vos fronts devant le Rédempteur!
Courbez vos fronts devant le Rédempteur!

3.Le Rédempteur a brisé toute entrave:
La terre est libre et le ciel est ouvert
Il voit un frère où n'était qu'un esclave
L'amour unit ceux qu'enchaînait le fer.
Qui lui dira notre reconnaissance
C'est pour nous tous qu'il naît, qu'il souffre et meurt
Peuple debout chante ta délivrance :
Noël! Noël! Chantons le Rédempteur!
Noël! Noël! Chantons le Rédempteur!

Source: TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #573

Author: Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure

Placide Cappeau France 1808-1877. Born at 8 p.m. On 10/25/1808, the son of a cooper. He may have followed in his father's business, but when eight years old, a playmate accidentally shot him in the hand with a gun he was playing with, and the hand had to be amputated. He followed an academic career instead. The shooter's father paid for half his education, and he was able to attend town school and the College Royal d'Avignon. Despite his handicap, he was awarded a first prize in drawing there. He studied literature in Nimes, and law in Paris, and was licensed to practice law in 1831. Instead, he became a merchant of wines and spirits, but his focus was really on literature. A parish priest, Father Petitjean, in Cappeau's community,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Minuit, Chretiens, c'est l'heure colennelle
Original Language: French
Author: Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure
Language: French



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TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #573

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