January 18, 2021

Merry Christmas from Internet Monk

Madonna Adoring the Infant, Francesco Botticini

Madonna Adoring the Infant, Francesco Botticini

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Jauchzet, frohlocket! auf, preiset die Tage,
Rühmet, was heute der Höchste getan!
Lasset das Zagen, verbannet die Klage,
Stimmet voll Jauchzen und Fröhlichkeit an!
Dienet dem Höchsten mit herrlichen Chören,
Laßt uns den Namen des Herrschers verehren!

Shout for joy, exult, rise up, glorify the day,
praise what today the highest has done!
Abandon hesitation, banish lamentation,
begin to sing with rejoicing and exaltation!
Serve the highest with glorious choirs,
let us honour the name of our ruler!

J.S. Bach: Cantata for Christmas Day
Text by Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) Paul Gerhardt, Martin Luther


  1. Merry Christmas, fellow iMonkers.

  2. Merry Christmas to you too, and may I say that I always appreciate your art curation on this site!

  3. Ronald Avra says

    Merry Christmas! Peace and grace to all.

  4. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

    Merry Christmas from

  5. A blessed Christmas to all.

  6. Heather Angus says

    Merry Christmas to all, and God bless us, every one.

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