A Christmas Carol

Time for another Christmas Carol: “Maria durch ein Dornwald ging”This one is from Thüringen and the the year is 1600. The painting is German, from the late 1400

Madonna im Rosenhag Martin Schongauer, 1473 Mischtechnik auf Holz, 200 cm × 115 cm Dominikanerkirche Colmar

Madonna im Rosenhag Martin Schongauer, 1473 Mischtechnik auf Holz, 200 cm × 115 cm Dominikanerkirche Colmar

Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging.
Kyrieleison !
Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging,
Der hatte in sieben Jahrn kein Laub getragen !
Jesu und Maria.


Was trug Maria unter ihrem Herzen ?
Kyrieleison !
Ein kleines Kindlein ohne Schmerzen,
Das trug Maria unter ihrem Herzen !
Jesu und Maria.

Da hab’n die Dornen Rosen getragen.
Kyrieleison !
Als das Kindlein durch den Wald getragen,
Da haben die Dornen Rosen getragen !
Jesu und Maria.

English Translation:

Maria walked through a forest of thorns,
Lord have mercy on us,
Which had in seven years no foliage born-
Jesus and Mary!

What did Mary carry under her heart?
Lord have mercy on us,
Mary carried a little child with no sin under her heart-
Jesus and Mary!

And in the forest there were roses with thorns,
Lord have mercy on us,
As the little child through the forest was born, the roses did loose their thorns-
Jesus and Mary!

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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