Words: "Puer Nobis Nascitur," Authorship Unknown,
Trier MS, 15th Century
Translations: See Below
Music: "Puer Nobis Nascitur,"
Piae Cantiones, 1582
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
1. Puer nobis nascitur
In hoc mundo pascitur
2. In pręsepe ponitur
Sub fno asinorum.
Christum regem clorum.
3. Hinc Herodes timuit -
Magno cum dolore,
Et pueros occidit,
Infantes cum livore.
4. Qui natus est ex Marie -
Ducat nos cum gratia
Ad gaudia superna.
5. O et A et A et O
Cum cantibus in choro,
Cum canticis et organo,
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.
Harmonized by H. R. Schrder"
Piae Cantiones: A Collection of Church & School Song, chiefly Ancient Swedish, originally published in A.D. 1582 by Theodoric Petri of Hyland.
Sources of Latin hymns found in Piae Cantiones:
Guido Maria Dreves and Clemens Blume, eds., Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi, Vol. 1. Cantiones Bohemicae. (Leipzig: O. R. Reisland, 1886).
Guido Maria Dreves and Clemens Blume, eds., Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi, Vol. 45b. Cantiones et Motetten des Mittelalters. (Leipzig: O. R. Reisland, 1904).
G. E. Klemming, ed., Piae Cantiones. S. Trinitas. Iesus Christus. S. Spiritus. S Maria. (1886). Primary source for many scholars, including Dreves, Woodward and others.
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).
Sheet music for some hymns can be found in George Ratcliffe Woodward, The Cowley Carol Book, First & Second Series. Table Of Contents. (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., ca. 1902, 1912).
Translations of some carols can be found in John Mason Neale and Thomas Helmore, eds., Carols for Christmas-tide (London: Novello, 1853). By the same authors was Carols for Easter-tide (1854).
Translations and sheet music for some hymns can be found in Charles L. Hutchins, ed., Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916).
A Child For Us is Born This Day - Translator Unknown
Unto Us A Boy Is Born (Translated by the Percy Dearmer, The Oxford Book of Carols, #92, copyright 1928)
Unto Us A Boy Is Born (Translated by Editors, The New Oxford Book of Carols, copyright 1992)
Unto Us Is Born A Son (Translator: G. R. Woodward, adapted by Elizabeth Poston, The Penguin Book of Christmas Carols, copyright 1965)
Unto Us A Child Is Born (Translated by John Fulton)
Unto Us Is Born A Son (Translated by George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1859-1934)
Unto Us Is Born A Son - Version 2