Little Pine Tree

After hearing this beautiful Romanian Carol (Cetinita, Cetioara) melody, we rewrote it in English, hoping to preserve its essence. Sung at the 2014 Nativity Concert – St. Sophia Orthodox Church; Mosaics from church. Lyrics © m. Barbara Bruce; Music arranged by r. Lucas Corwin. Some stills from Pixabay and video from Videezy.com

Snowflakes are dancing, little pine tree!
Why do they dance so joyfully?

Our Holy Lady,
In humble fashion,
Hath wrought His crown in
Tender Compassion.

Snowflakes are dancing, little pine tree!
Why do they dance so joyfully?

Folded like petals,
Close beneath her heart
Bloometh the Word,
God’s Blessings to impart.

Snowflakes are dancing, little pine tree!
Why do they dance so joyfully?

Angelic hosts
Praise the King of Glory,
Sing unto shepherds,
This Christmas story.

Snowflakes are dancing, little pine tree!
Why do they dance so joyfully?

Lo, how the Rose
Becometh thorn,
For, for which cause the
Prince of Peace is born!

Snowflakes are dancing, little pine tree!
Why do they dance so joyfully?


Published and recorded on Nativity Concert CD below.
Available for sale through saintsophia@shaw.ca

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