In Nazareþ

An original Christmas carol telling the story of the Annunciation, written in the Talossan language by Ma la Mha in November of 2008. The music was composed by Laura Donahue.

Hear the song being “sung” (if you can call it that) by the composer.

In Nazareþ

In Nazareþ, l’amarçol,
L’oratsch in Galilì,
L’artscháinxhell Gavrial
Praizirev’iens idilì

O veneva à María,
La minim fiançada
D’Ups del Davíu sè ca,
Es zireva, “Non trembla.”

O zireva, “¡Graitinds à thu!
¡El Dómnul isch cün dtu!
Nascarhás ‘n figlheu.
Lo nominarhás Iesu.

“Tu isch zilact par Díeu.
Tu pruostoc’h serà grült.
Toct Lo nominarhent
El Figlheu del Pü Inalt.

El þroneu da Davíu
Díeu zonarha à Lo.
Es sür el ca da Txec
Àl fim röinarha-t-O.”

María, a l’as’cheva:
“¿Com’éu put nascarh?
Cair éu sint ‘n vierxha;
Non tignhoveu procriat.”

L’áinxhell la rezireva:
“El Spritz Sant ischà.
Par el pevarh del Díeu
Tu serás suvelada.

“L’iens qi serà pronaveu
Nominarha el figlheu
Da Dhíeu Steçéu.
Toct isch pouçival cün Díeu.

“C’e vräts qe tu sangeiça
Erschéveþ nascarha
In sieu anosità,
Ischù steril esteva.”

María lo zireva:
“Sint-éu la famul.
Qe c’estadra à mhe
Com’el pedit del Dómnul.”

Es osprei noua mesen
Del nic’ht in Galilì
Pastours üscüdevent
Del Meschic’ha, ‘n idilì,

Quand toct da Sieu creaziun
Es Gavrial sè cor
Es coras celestiais
Proclamevent Sieu amor.

In Nazareth

In Nazareth, the holy place,
The town in Gallilee,
The Archangel Gabriel
Foretold a newborn child.

He came to Mary,
The humble fiancée
Of Joseph of David’s house,
And said, “Fear not.”

He said, “Greetings to you!
The Lord is with you!
You will give birth to a son.
You shall name Him Jesus.

“You are favoured by God.
Your first-born will be great.
All will call Him
The Son of the Most High.

The throne of David
God will give to Him.
And over the house of Jacob
Forever will He reign.”

Mary, she asked him,
“How can I give birth?
For I am a virgin;
I have not conceived.”

The angel answered her:
“The Holy Spirit will come.
By the power of God
Will you be overshadowed.

“The one who will be born
Will be called the son
Of God Himself.
All is possible with God.

“It is true that your relative
Elizabeth will give birth
In her old age,
And yet she was barren.”

Mary told him:
“I am the servant of God.
May it be to me
As is the will of the Lord.”

And after nine months
From the night in Galillee,
Shepherds heard
Of the Messiah, a newborn child

When all of His creation
And Gabriel’s horn
And heavenly choirs
Proclaimed His love.