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Puer Natus in Bethlehem

For Christmas and Epiphany.

Words and Music: A 14th Century Latin Hymn found in a manuscript of the fourteenth century at Munchen.

See: Puer natus in Bethlehem - from Pi Cantiones, with notes and links to translations.

Source: Philipp Wackernagel, Das deutsche Kirchenlied, Vol. 1, (Leipzig: Druct und Berlag von B. G. Leubner, 1864), #309-318, pp. 198-202.

309. Natalis domini

1. Puer natus in Bethlehem
Unde gaudet Ierusalem.

2. Hic iacet in praesepio
Qui regnat sine termino.

3. Cognovit bos et azinus
Quod puer erat dominus.

4. Reges de Saba veniunt,
Aurum, thus, mirran offerunt.

5. Intrantes domum invicem
novum salatant principem

6. Ergo nostra concio
benedicamus domino.

Editor's Note.

Wackernagel appears to cite two sources:

  1. Munchner cod. Lat. 2992, XV. Sc. Blatt 236h: . . .

  2. Munchner cod. Lat. 5023. XV. Sc. Blatt 51: . . .

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