Narodi nam se

This song is from the beginning of the 20th century so the language is somewhat archaic. It is about Jesus’ birth which symbolizes the new beginning, new time, new year. All the saints related to his birth are mentioned as well. The saints actually represent all the society classes – those who suffer, husbands, wives, children, bishops, popes… The song consists of 12 stanzas, but usually only the 1st, 2nd and 12th stanza are sung. Last two lines in the 1st stanza are repeated after each stanza.

Narodi nam se

Narodi nam se Kralj nebeski,
od Marije, čiste Djevice.
Na tom mladom ljetu veselimo se,
mladoga Kralja mi molimo.

Po njemu slijedi sveti Stjepan,
prvi mučenik Gospoda Boga.

Daj nam Bog zdravlje, k tomu veselje,
na tom mladom ljetu svega obilja!


He is born

The heavenly king is born,
by Mary the Virgin.
We are looking forward to the new year,
we pray to the young King.

Saint Stephen follows after,
the first martyr of God our Lord.

Lord we pray for health and joy,
abundance in the new year.



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