This song is a part of the freely available online choral tutorial library with music from Slovak composers. It was created with the support of Slovak Arts Council (Fond na podporu umenia).
Basic information about Aký je to svit
Composer: Mária Jašurdová
Description: Christmas carol arrangement
English name: O, What Light Is That? (translated lyrics found below)
Tutorial recordings for Aký je to svit
- recordings and lyrics for sopranos
- recordings and lyrics for altos
- recordings and lyrics for tenors
- recordings and lyrics for basses
Common lyrics of Aký je to svit with an English translation
Aký je to svit? Čože to má byť v Betleme?
O, what light is that? What is it in Bethlehem?
Hore sa majme, hneď povstávajme zo zeme.
Up shall we rise and stand up from the ground.
Ej, ej, pastieri, aké to chýry? Aký hlas?
Hey, hey, shepherds! What is this news? What voice?
Či sa mi sníva, či anjel spieva a zve nás?
Am I now dreaming? Or an angel is singing, calling us?
No nemeškajme, hore sa majme.
Let’s hurry, hurry, and rise up.
Je iste niečo nového, neslýchaného pri meste.
There’s surely something new, And unheard of, by the town.
Z neba mal stúpiť, smrťou vykúpiť celý svet.
He was to come from heavens and his death would save the world.
Predpovedaný, zrodený z panny ako kvet.
He was foretold and born from a virgin like a flower.
To sa ten istý, z panenky čistý narodil.
It was him, the one, who was born pure from the virgin.
Boží Syn tu dnes, ako to z nebies hlas tvrdil.
It was God’s Son here and today, as the voice from the heavens told us.