The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Puer nobis nascitur

For Christmas

Words: "Puer Nobis Nascitur," Authorship Unknown, Trier MS, 15th Century
Translations: See Below

Music: "Puer Nobis Nascitur," Piae Cantiones, 1582
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer /

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

2. In pręsepe ponitur
Sub fœno asinorum.
Cognoverunt dominum
Christum regem cœlorum.

3. Hinc Herodes timuit -
Magno cum dolore,
Et pueros occidit,
Infantes cum livore.

4. Qui natus est ex Marie -
Die hodierna
Ducat nos cum gratia
Ad gaudia superna.

5. O et A et A et O
Cum cantibus in choro,
Cum canticis et organo,
Benedicamus domino.

Sheet Music "Carol for Children" from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #56, p. 88.

"Original Melody.
Harmonized by H. R. Schrœder"

Theodoric Petri, ed., Pię Cantiones Ecclesiasticae et Scholasticae Veterum Episcoporum. (Gyphisuualdię: Augustinum Ferberum, 1582)

Sheet Music and Notes from Rev. George R. Woodward, ed., Pię Cantiones. A Collection of Church & School Song, chiefly Ancient Swedish, originally Published in A. D. 1582 by Theodoric Petri of Nyland. (London: Printed at the Chiswick Press for the Plainsong & Medieval Music Society, 1910), Carol #11, p. 15, Notes p. 222.

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See: The Christmas Songs in Woodward's Pię Cantiones (1910)

Sources of Latin hymns found in Piae Cantiones:

Translations Include:

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