Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

When Christmas Morning is Glimmering


Get Flash to see this player.

Description
När juldagsmorgon glimmar

A standard Christmas hymn for children in my county.
It is about stable the morning after Christ was born.

It's origin is unclear but it is probably a German folk melody.
It came to Sweden in the middle of the nineteenths century.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
Swedish (English below):

När juldagsmorgon glimmar, jag vill till stallet gå
Guds son i nattens timmar där vilar upp på strå
Guds son i nattens timmar där vilar upp på strå

Välkommen hit till jorden, i signad juletid
Du är vår konung vorden som ger oss ljus och frid
Du är vår konung vorden som ger oss ljus och frid

Till dig vårt lov vi höjer, du barn i krubban där
och våra knän vi böjer för dig o Jesus kär
och våra knän vi böjer för dig o Jesus kär


An attempt at translation (by me):

When Christmas morning glimmering, I want to the stable go
God's son in nightly hours, there resting upon straw
God's son in nightly hours, there resting upon straw

Welcome here to the earth, in blessed Christmas time
You are our King becoming, who give us light and peace*
You are our King becoming, who give us light and peace*

To you, our praise we raise, you child there in the crib
and our knees we are bowing, to you oh Jesus dear
and our knees we are bowing, to you oh Jesus dear


* The Swedish word "frid" has no single corresponding word in English, but it means everything of "serenity", "tranquility" and "peace". There is also a similar word "fred" which means just "peace".
Song Stats
Hits: 10251
Comments: 25
Fans: 9
Plays: 372
Downloads: 198

Uploaded: Dec 25, 2006 - 08:20:50 AM
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2007 - 10:15:13 AM Last Played: Mar 04, 2019 - 12:18:53 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
Furch acoustic guitar
Two Golden Age Project ribbon mics
Alto S8 mixer
iMac - line in, no sound card
Software:
Comments
Rebsie said 4556 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
You've been busy!
It's a very sweet tune, Johannes, and your playing is always exquisite.

Give my best wishes to Milinda.
Check out my latest song called Amongst The Colours (w/ Luna Trick)
Cori Ander said 4556 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
..
Haha, yes I will..
Thank you Rebsie!

---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
RickW said 4556 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
A very merry Christmas, Curry!
Thank you so much for this lovely hymn, and both sets of lyrics.


God bless,

Rick

Check out my latest song called Catherine
Cori Ander said 4549 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
..
Thank you Rick. God Bless!

---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
said 4556 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Merry Christmas!
God Bless you and yours on this day!

. - Harold
Cori Ander said 4549 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
..
Thank you Harold. God Bless!

---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
thoddi said 4556 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
'Frid' it is
I think I understand the word 'frid' even though I can't think of any Norwegian word to match it. Maybe 'ro'.

Hope you have a 'fridfull' Christmas Johannes:)

This song is beautiful, and you bring that along to us with your warm guitar tones. I guess you did this in one take... or did you record the soloing on a separate track?
Check out my latest song called The King has left
Cori Ander said 4549 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
..
Thank you Thor .. yes I think "ro" is a very good word for it!

Have a rofylld Jul du med!

---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
Roxylee said 4556 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Peaceful and pretty
A perfect tune for Christmas morning. You play with ease and confidence. always a treat. Merry Christmas, brother. :-)
Check out my latest song called Emma, by davisamerica
Cori Ander said 4549 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
..
Ah .. Merry Christmas to you, sister. :-)


---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
Mcboy said 4556 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
lilting
rhythms always get me.....nice job here curry....i got u r message on the sound soap....yes it seems it is a software type of noise gate....there various out there..mostly incorporated with other functions of a plugin...i've used both hardware nad plugin.....and also the phenomena u wrote of seems to have happened to me with "recuerdos".......thanks for sharing this folkloric jewel, warmly performed, warmly recieved.....merry christmas....
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
Cori Ander said 4549 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
..
Thank you Mcboy, great to have you here listening!

---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
Nolan said 4555 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Very pretty
Lovely, Curry.

So nice to listen to your fiddling again.

Beautiful. A (late) Merry Christmas to you.
Check out my latest song called And Say We're Happy
Cori Ander said 4549 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
..
Great to hear from you Noan!
And a (later) Merry Christmas to you.

---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
composerclark said 4555 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Smoke on the Water
Hi Johannes, you're on a great roll, my friend! Great to hear so much wonderful music coming from you these days. This is lovely... reminds me of "Smoke on the Water" ... nah, just kidding. But it is lovely, beautiful music, beautifully played.
Check out my latest song called A Little Song About Our Mom
Cori Ander said 4549 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
..
Reminds ? What ? I was actually trying to play Smoke on the water since I finally learnt it .. hmmm .. I'll have to pracitce some more ..

---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
Ed Hannifin said 4555 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Continuing on the path...
...of tasteful overdubbing... This is another beautiful melody, clearly and lovingly played... Great tone on the guitars... your technique with the ribbon mics captures a bright and natural sound...

A very wonderful Christmas gift, gratefully received....

Ed

You know, I bet you'd do a GREAT 'Smoke On The Water', at that... I look forward to your 'covers' album... If I may also suggest 'Proud Mary', 'Free Bird' and 'Whipping Post', for your consideration....


Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
Cori Ander said 4555 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Haha
Haha ... Well, smoke on the water to you guys!
That theme was the first thing some of my non-fiddlin friends taught to my son.

In a music store in town I once saw a placard saying:

"Feel welcome to try out our guitars,
but if you play smoke on the water your'e out o' here..."

I actually never tried the theme, but I'll be a good boy and follow advices and start practice...

Hoho... :o)
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
composerclark said 4554 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
Smoke on the Stairway to Heaven
Yeah, the "No Smoke on the Water!" sign is not that uncommon in music stores here either. Ditto for "Stairway to Heaven." And "Recuerdos de La Alhambra." And "Le Marteau Sans Maitre," by Pierre Boulez. All the kids are playing that crazy modernist stuff nowadays, it seems... :-)

I would like to make a motion that we all contribute a small sum of money to finance a new CD by Johannes, tentatively titled "Coriander Plays Death Metal Classics!"

I'd buy it for sure!

---
Visit my website for lots more free MP3s and scores.
Check out my latest song called A Little Song About Our Mom
stevewhit said 4554 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
Hi Cori
Cori, this is just superb!

Very best wishes to you.

Steve
Check out my latest song called schooldays
Cori Ander said 4549 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
..
Thank you Steve! Glad you stopped by!

---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
DWL said 4554 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
What can I say
that's not already been said. Wonderful playing and what a great sound you get!

Masterful stuff :)

Cheers

Dick


Check out my latest song called I'm Right, You're Wrong (with Hickling-Stan)
Cori Ander said 4549 days ago (January 1st, 2007)
..
Thanks a lot Dick!

---
Johannes Curry
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
jug88 said 4553 days ago (December 28th, 2006)
Happy Holidays
Great work and Happy Holidays to you and yours! Thanks for the download!
Check out my latest song called Welcome to the ATL
kristyjo said 4552 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Yes, lots of 'frid'
and just beautifully played. You have such a nice natural sound - the playing and the production are both 'just right'.
Check out my latest song called How Far Is It to Bethlehem
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Johannes Curry
Location: The west coast of Sweden
send a note
Guitar player since 11. Can't play other instruments than acoustic guitars, well maybe aside from instruments that are tuned the same way; like ukulele or bass guitar. In younger years I took inspiration from classical guitar, American acoustic... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
133tune
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 102
Links