The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Puer Natus in Bethlehem

For Christmas and Epiphany.

Words and Music: A 14th Century Latin Hymn.

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

Source: J. B. S., and R. P., eds., Messis Copiosa; Dat is, Overvloedige Oogst, Der Geestelyke Gezangen. (Te Amsteldam: T. Crajeschot, 1761), #46, p. 52.

1. Puer natus in Bethlehem,
Unde gaudet Jerusalem.

Refrain:
Unde jubiland angeli
Parvulo puero Jesuo,
Cum pastoribus
O bellule mi,
Tenellule mi,
Tenellule, bellule, Jesulemi.

2. Hic jacet in pręsepio,
Qui regnat sine termino. Refrain.

3. Cognovit bos et asinus
Quod puer erat Dominus. Refrain.

4. Reges de Saba veniunt,
Aurum, tus, myrrham offerunt. Refrain.

5. Intrantes domum invicem
Novum salutant Principem. Refrain.

6. De matre natus Virgine
Sine virili semine. Refrain.

7. Sine serpentis vulnere
De nostro venit sanguine. Refrain.

8. In carne nobis similis,
Peccato sed dissimilis. Refrain.

9. Ut redderet nos homines
Deo et sibi similes. Refrain.

10. In hoc natali gaudio
Benedicamus Domino. Refrain.

Sheet Music to Puer Natus from Messis Copiosa (Amsterdam, 1761), #46, p. 52.

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