A hymn of love. As sung by The Crossing and written by Hans Adolph Brorson (1732). I think it is so beautiful! I enjoy the tune, and the harmonies so much that it is a year round song for me.The song is "Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker" and is from The Crossing's album "The Court of a King, A Celtic Christmas Celebration" which was released January 1, 1998. Enjoy!
A partial transcription by Barb Hanna, as sung by The Crossing. The poem was written by Hans Adolph Brorson. The Crossing perhaps added some verses to the poem (or perhaps the version from Brorson that I found was not complete.) I have tried to be 'word for word' but do not speak Norwegian. Please forgive any mistakes:
Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker as sung by The Crossing:
In my heart I often visit the place of Jesus birth,
with the cattle lowing and the stars shining down.
In the midst of the whisperings of angels,
My thoughts gather round.
My longings are at home here and at rest.
And my faith finds it's treasure on this,
the Christmas night, blessed.
I could never forget this vision. The dark stable filled with Creation
This place is a foretaste of joy complete.
I come here daily to roam. Leaving behind the world's mock and scorn.
And seeking for ways to speak and sing Your glorious praise!
How the memories linger of this ancient manger.
A crib of wood and hay.
The miracle within and beyond all this
is God appearing here in a stable small and rude.
He came, but was despised on this poor earth--
Him the eternal, honored Word.
Yet, I know I can offer Him a dwelling place forever,
here within my heart.
Please come, sweet Jesus.
Come to this heart that is your home.
I know it's no strange place I offer you;
It is a place built and bought by you.
Here you can come back into your creation,
and I will wrap you gently in my heart and soul.
And if I could, I would place palm branches all around your feet.
For you, Lord, I will live and for you I will die.
I have found complete joy, as in my heart,
Lord, you are born anew.
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