Saint Jean de Brebeuf was born in France in 1593 and became a Jesuit missionary who arrived in North America in 1625 on a mission to evangelize Native Americans.
Amazingly, he lived among the Huron people for over 15 years. In order to help the Huron understand Christmas, he wrote a verse in the language of the Huron and coupled it with a traditional French tune. This was the first Christmas Carol of North America and it has become known as "The Huron Carol."
Here it is, translated to English and performed quite beautifully:
Here's the lyrics in English and modernized:
Twas in the moon of wintertime When all the birds had fled,
That mighty Gitchi Manitou Sent angel choirs instead;...READ MORE