The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

A Virgin Pure, Both Meek And Mild

Words and Music: English Traditional
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Source: W. A. Pickard-Cambridge, A Collection of Dorset Carols (London: A. W. Ridley & Co., 1926), #18

1. A Virgin pure both meek and mild
In Bethlehem brought forth her Child,
        In Bethlehem brought forth her Child:
Our Nature first on Him to take,
        Our Nature first on Him to take,
And then, as Christ, as peace to make,
        Our nature first on Him to take,
        And then, as Christ, our peace to make.

2. Consider what the spotless Lamb,
Did undergo for sinful man,
Nailed to the Cross in pain and die,
While wicked spies stood gazing by!

3. Who can express the joy and love
That God sent down from Heaven above,
From Satan's Power redeeming all,
When we were lost by Adam's fall.

4. Then let us praise the God of Heaven,
Who unto us His Son hath given,
Hath sent Him down with us to dwell
Our Jesus, our Emmanuel.

Sheet Music

Note from Pickard-Cambridge: Verse 2 should be sung unaccompanied.

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