The Angels Sing

A Serbian Christmas Song – lyrics by St. Nikolai Velimirovich

Andjeli Pevaju

Noć prekrasna i noć tija,
nad pećinom zvezda sija,
u pećini mati spi,
nad Isusom andjel bdi.

Andjeli pevaju,
pastiri sviraju,
andjeli pevaju
mudraci javljaju:
Što narodi čekaše,
što proroci rekoše,
evo sad se u svet javi,
u svet javi i objavi:
Rodi nam se Hristos Spas
za spasenje sviju nas.
Aliluja, aliluja,
Gospodi pomiluj!

(deep voice) no matter what you are doing, spin threads for heaven!

Angels Sing  (lyrics)

the night so grand and placid,
a star shining over the cave,
the mother sleeping in the cave,
where the angel of Jesus hast been.

the angels are singing,
the sheperds are fluting,
the angels are singing,
the wise bring it forth:
what the nations awaited,
what the prophets had said,
here and now it is announced,

it is announced and brought forth:
Christ, our Redeemer is born!
for the Salvation of us all.
halleluya, halleluya,
Lord, have mercy!

Joy, Soul, Passion, Honor, Jesus, Faith, Hope, Salvation, Peace, Repentance, the Lord, Calmness, Love, Charity, Harmony…

(addendum) God’s peace! Christ is born! Truly, He is born!… let’s renew ourselves, let’s lift up the pillars!

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.





11 responses to “The Angels Sing”

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  2. Jason Barker Avatar

    A wonderful song – thank you.

  3. NW Darla Avatar

    I was going to ask if you would post this again! It’s so beautiful; I’ve shared it on my Facebook page.

  4. Sean Avatar

    Truly beautiful Father, thank you for posting 🙂

  5. frontierorthodoxy Avatar

    Xvala, Otats Stephen.

  6. Carlyn McCullar Bain Avatar
    Carlyn McCullar Bain

    I love this, and I love watching the “studio” version of this song as well.

    Thank you!

  7. Robert Avatar

    Can someone please tell me what this means?

    no matter what you are doing, spin threads for heaven!

    I am at a loss to understand what that means. I see in the video what appears to be a woman spinning something.

  8. fatherstephen Avatar

    I am not sure of the meaning – but I’ll do my best to find out. Poetry does not always translate across cultures.

  9. Nina Avatar

    Whatever you weave (do), tie the strings to heaven.

  10. Dragica Djokic Avatar
    Dragica Djokic

    Hvala za predivnu pjesmu i muziku, 5 puta sam je samo danas slusala i slusacu je uvijek. Bog Te blagoslovio St. Nikolai Velimirovich

  11. fatherstephen Avatar

    Amen. And thank you!

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