The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Maria ventre concipit

For Christmas
Christmas Hymn for the Third Hour

Words: Maria ventre concipit
Translation by John Mason Neale, The Virgin Mary Hath Conceived

Music: Tune 1 from the York Manuscript in Sion College
Tune 2: Words from the York Hymnal, Melody from the Salisbury

Source: Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #69 (CE 37), pp. 136-137.

1. Maria ventre concipit
Verbi fideli semine ;
Qucm totus orbis non capit
Portant puellse viscera.

2. Radix Iesse floruit,
Et virga fructum edidit;
Foecunda partum protulit,
Et virgo mater permanet.

3. Gloria Tibi, Domino,
Qui natus es de Virgine,
Cum Patre et Sancto Spiritu
In sempiterna saecula. Amen.

Sheet Music from Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #69 (CE 37), pp. 136-137.

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Sheet Music from Thomas Helmore, Accompanying Harmonies to the Hymnal Noted. Part I (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., and Masters and Son, 1852), Part II (London: Novello and Co., Joseph Masters and J. T. Hayes, 1858), #69, pp. 220-221.

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Note.

According to a note in Thomas Helmore, Accompanying Harmonies to the Hymnal Noted. Part I (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., and Masters and Son, 1852), Part II (London: Novello and Co., Joseph Masters and J. T. Hayes, 1858), p. iv-v, this hymn is not in the Sarum, but occurs in the York Hymnal.

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