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A blog by Louise Gallagher

Songs of the Season. Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant


For me, the language of Christmas is spoken in French. As children, we did not know the language well and as my mother’s native tongue is French and my father was fluent, they always spoke in French when speaking about Christmas. We children would listen and try to figure out what they were saying, did I hear them say I was getting that Bride Doll I really wanted? What is the word for red rubber ball? Is that what they said?

My mother would sing a lot when we were children and one of my favourites was Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant. Today, whenever I hear it I am transported back to my childhood days when French was the language of Christmas and my mother’s voice sounded like an angel to my ears.

Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

6 thoughts on “Songs of the Season. Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant

  1. Thank you for sharing Il est né le divin enfant. That is one of so many wonderful french Christmas carols from my childhood. ‘ça bergers assemblies nous’, Mon Dieu bénissez la nouvelle année,’, “Minuit Chrétiens’, ‘Dans cette table’…… love them all!
    Joyeux Noël!

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  2. What a beautiful way to start my day with this song! I love accompanying you down memory lane. Joyeux Noel! xo

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  3. And Joyeux Noel to you too Yvonne! Thank you for being such a loving light on my path. ❤


  4. What a lovely memory and beautiful song! ❤
    Diana xo

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