Christmas, Day 2: Listen, Friend!

LOOK: The Angel Brings Good News to the Shepherds by Luke Hua Xiaoxian

Annunciation to the Shepherds (Chinese)
Luke Hua Xiaoxian (華效先), The Angel Brings Good News to the Shepherds (天使向牧人傳佈嘉訊), 1948. Chinese watercolor on silk, mounted as hanging scroll, 47.5 × 53 cm (painting) / 123 × 65.5 cm (mounting). Collection of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College (formerly at the University of San Francisco).

LISTEN: “Pengyou, Ting!” | Words: Anonymous, ca. 1935 | Traditional Chinese melody, arr. Carolyn Jennings, 1994 | Performed by Calvin University’s Capella, dir. Pearl Shangkuan, 2021

Pengyou, ting zhe hao xin xi: Yesu jiangshi wei jiu ni
Benlai ta shi tian shang shen
Te lai wei jiu shi shang ren

Pengyou, ting zhe hao xin xi: Yesu jiangshi wei jiu ni
Yesu Judu, Yesu Jidu Jiangsh wei jiu wo, jiu ni!

English translation:

Listen, friend! Good news: Jesus came to earth for you!
Came from heaven where he was Lord!
Came to save, to save us all!

Listen, friend! Good news, hear this great good news!
Jesus Christ came to earth for you! For me, for you!

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