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Here is the version in the Byzantine Catholic Hymnal (2007):

Joyful tidings come our way

Boh predvicnyj

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The English translation is by Monsignor William Levkulic. See this article for the Slavonic.


More than some of our other spiritual songs for Christmas, this has the hallmarks of a carol. Harmonized settings often have a variety of rhythmic tricks for emphasis, and may have voices entering at different points.

We have two verses in both English and Slavonic, and I don't see any problem with using these as is.

Thoughts or suggestions?

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