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Puer Nobis Nascitur

Medieval Latin Hymn

Source: Nicola A. Montani, ed., The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book (1920), No. 159, p. 246, from Project Gutenberg, St. Gregory's Hymnal.

Compare this version from Piae Cantiones: Puer nobis nascitur (with notes)

Music: David Scheideman (1570-1625), and
"Puer Nobis Nascitur," Piae Cantiones, 1582
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Moderato

1.
Puer nobis nascitur
Rector angelorum
In hoc mundo pascitur
Dominus Dominorum.

2.
In praesepe ponitur sub
foeno jumentorum
Cognovit bos et asinus
Christum regem coelorum.

3.
Hinc Herodes timuit
Magna cum tremore
Infantes et pueros
Occidet prae dolore.

4.
Qui natus ex Maria
Die hodierna
Perducat nos cum gratia
Ad gaudia superna.

5.
Angeli laetati sunt
Etiam de Deo
Cantaverunt: gloria
Sit in excelsis Deo.

6.
Nos de tali gaudio
Concinamus choro,
In chordis et organo
Benedicamus Domino.

7.
Laus et jubilatio
Nostro sit in ore,
Et semper angelicas
Deo dicamus gratias.

Sheet Music from Nicola A. Montani, ed., The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book (1920), No. 159, p. 246.

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Note from Editor.

This version closely tracks with the fifth (of five) versions found in Philipp Wackernagel, Das deutsche kirchenlied von der šltesten zeit bis zu anfang des XVII. Jahrhunderts (1864), #331, p. 206.  See: Puer nobis nascitur - Wackernagel.

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