Canada's first Christmas Carol titled The Huron Carol was written by Father Saint Jean de Brébeuf (1593-1649) in 1643. He was a Christian missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. Father Saint Jean de Brébeuf is the Patron Saint of Canada. The original title was Jesous Ahatonhia (Jesus, he is born) set to the tune of a traditional French folk song, Une Jeune Pucelle (A Young Maid). The lyrics were written in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people hymn translated from the Huron language is also known as Twas in the Moon of Wintertime. Jesse Edgar Middleton wrote the well known English lyrics in 1926.
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