The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O blesse God in Trinité!

Words and Music: Traditional English
(From MS. Addit. No. 5665, fol. 23, v0)

Source: Thomas Wright, Specimens of Old Christmas Carols Selected from Manuscripts and Printed Books (London: The Percy Society, 1841)

Compare: O Blessed God In Trinity - Edith Rickert

Te laudamus, te dominum confitemur, te eternum.

O blesse God in Trinité!
    Grete cause we have to blesse thy name,
That now woldest sende downe fro the
    The Holy holy gost to stynte oure blame.
                    Te Deum laudamus.

Synge we to God, fader eternalle,
    That luste to inne wyth oure nature,
The sone of hym celestialle,
    Man to be borne oure saulis to cure.
                    Te Deum.

Alle te seyntes in heven on hye,
    And alle that buthe in erthe alleso,
Geff laude and thangkes devotely
    To God abowe, and synge hym to,
                    Te Deum.

Translations from Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914):

See: Te Deum laudámus.

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