The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In vernali tempore

For Epiphany

Translation: O'er The Hill And O'er The Vale, John Mason Neale and Thomas Helmore, eds., Carols for Christmas-tide (London: Novello, 1853), from Piae Cantiones, 1582.

Source: Guido Maria Dreves and Clemens Blume, eds., Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi, Vol. 45b. Cantiones et Motetten des Mittelalters. (Leipzig: O. R. Reisland, 1904), #210;  Music in PDF file at page 391.

1. In vernali tempore
Ortu laetabundo
Dum recedunt frigora,
Nuntiat hirundo:
Terrae, maris, nemoris
Decus adest deforis
Renovato mundo,
Vigor redit corporis,
Cedit dolor pectoris
Tempore iucundo.

2. Terra viret floribus
Et nemus virore,
Aves mulcent cantibus
Et vocis dulcore,
Aqua tempestatibus
Caret, aer imbribus,
Dulci plenus rore,
Sol consumptis nubibus
Radiis patentibus
Lucet cum dulcore.

3. O quam mira gloria,
Quantus décor Dei,
Quanta resplendentia
Suae faciei,
A quo ducunt omnia
Ima, summa, media
Formam speciei!
Maior est distantia
Quam sit differentia
Noctis et diei.

Sheet Music from Guido Maria Dreves and Clemens Blume, eds., Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi, Vol. 45b. Cantiones et Motetten des Mittelalters. (Leipzig: O. R. Reisland, 1904), p. 391.

Sheet Music from George Ratcliffe Woodward, The Cowley Carol Book, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., 1902, Revised And Enlarged Edition, 1929), Carol #16
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Source: George Ratcliffe Woodward, Piae Cantiones: A Collection of Church & School Song, chiefly Ancient Swedish, originally published in A.D. 1582 by Theodoric Petri of Hyland. (London: Chiswick Press for the Plainsong & Medieval Music Society, 1910).

Note:

Dreves cites “Cantiones Piae [sic] 1582 fol. N 2 b sq. (Klomming [sic] IV, 81).”

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