Friday, December 25, 2009

Huron Carol

The "Huron Carol" is a Christmas hymn written in 1643 by St. Jean de Brébeuf, the "Apostle of the Hurons" who was later martyred by the Iroquois.

Brébeuf wrote the lyrics in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people; the song's original Huron title is "Jesous Ahatonhia" ("Jesus, he is born"). This version is performed by Heather Dale, and sung in Wendat (Huron), French and English.

H/t: Diane

Update: Find the words in Huron/Wendat, French, and a couple of different English versions here.

1 comment:

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I only knew this version: