Saturday, December 3, 2011


The "Huron Carol" (or "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") is a Christmas hymn, written in 1643 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Christian missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. Brébeuf wrote the lyrics in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people; the song's original Huron title is "Jesous Ahatonhia" ("Jesus, he is born"). The song's melody is a traditional French folk song, "Une Jeune Pucelle" ("A Young Maid"). The well known English lyrics were written in 1926 by Jesse Edgar Middleton.

The Wyandot (also called Huron) are indigenous peoples of North America, known in their native language of the Iroquoian family as the Wendat.
This version of the Huron Carol is performed by Heather Dale, and sung in Wendat (Huron), French and English.

"Love is better than anger.
 Hope is better than fear.
 Optimism is better than despair.
 So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.
 And we'll change the world."
-Jack Layton

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