20. December 2017 · Comments Off on Quelle est cette odeur agréable? · Categories: Christmas

Sir David Willcocks: Quelle est cette odeur agréable?, arr. Stephen Smith
Ensemble Corund; Stephen Smith, Director; Orchestra La banda ANTIX; Igor Karsko, Concertmaster

What is this lovely fragrance?
Shepherds, what is it that stirs our senses so,
Borne aloft, unlike any other,
With the breath of spring flowers?
What is this brilliant light
That pierces the darkness?
Never has the noonday sun
Shone so radiantly.
In Bethlehem, in a manger,
to you has been born a Saviour.
Go forth. Let nothing hinder,
that you may worship Him.

—translation by Paul Nash

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