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Nouvelle agréable - French Christmas Carol

Lyrics for "Nouvelle agréable" - a traditional French Christmas carol

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Nouvelle agreáble is a traditional French Christmas carol, and as far as I know, there is no equivalent English version. The translation given here is literal.

Nouvelle agréable !
Un Sauveur enfant nous est né !
C'est dans un étable
Qu'Il nous est donné.

          Good news!
          A child Savior is born to us!
          It is in a stable
          That He is given to us.

Dans cette nuit le Christ est né.
C'est pour nous qu'Il s'est incarné.
Venez, Pasteurs, offrir vos cœurs.
Aimez cet enfant tout aimable.

          Tonight Christ was born.
          It's for us that He became incarnate.
          Come, Pastors, offer your hearts.
          Love this so lovable child.

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Satan retenait dans les fers
Les peuples de tout l'univers
Mais cette nuit, Satan s'enfuit
Devant cet enfant adorable.

          Satan was holding in the fires
          People from all the world
          But tonight, Satan fled
          Confronted with this adorable child.

Refrain

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Chrétiens, cet enfant plein d'appas
Vous appelle, hâtez vos pas
Allez à lui, puisqu'aujourd'hui
Il tend une main secourable.

          Christians, this child full of charms
          Calls you, hasten your steps
          Go to him, because today
          He is holding out a helping hand.

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