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Uns wird erzählt von Jesus Christ

Uns wird erzählt von Jesus Christ. Kurt Rommel* (1926-2011) Written in 1967, and first sung at a Family Service at Schwenningen am Neckar (Villingen-Schwenningen), where Rommel was pastor. It was published in 111 Kinderlieder zur Bibel. Neue Lieder für Schule, Kirche und Haus, edited by Gerd Watkinson (Freiburg in Breisgau, 1968) with the title ‘Weihnachtslied’ (‘Christmas Song’). Each stanza begins with the same line repeated, ‘Uns wird erzählt von Jesus Christ’ (‘The story of Jesus will be told to us’), and ends with the three lines ‘Christ ist geboren!/ Christ ist geboren!/ Darüber freun wir uns’ (‘therefore let us be joyful’). This makes the hymn easy to remember. In form it resembles...

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