The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Puer nobis nascitur

For Christmas

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

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

Source: Unto Us A Child Is Born, "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.

Music: "Puer Nobis Nascitur," Piae Cantiones, 1582
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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 to Unto Us A Child Is Born, "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"

Editor's Note:

The version at the Latin Library is substantially the same as the Hopkins version with the exception of “ 4. qui natus de virgine” instead of “4. Qui natus est ex Marie” as in Hopkins. See: Puer nobis nascitur at The Latin Library (opens in a new window).

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