The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

As I Went To Bethlehem

Words: George Radcliffe Woodward
A free translation of Quem vidistis, pastores (an Antiphon at Laudes, etc, on Christmas Day)

Music: As I Went to Walsingham (fourteenth or fifteenth century), harmonized by Charles Wood
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Charles Wood and George Ratcliffe Woodward, The Cambridge Carol-Book, Being Fifty-Two Songs For Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1924), #2

1. As I went to Bethlehem,
Ere the dawn of day,
Met I with a knot of shepherd men
On their homeward way.

2. Quem vidistis, pastores?
Tell me ev'ry whit:
In terris (I fain would learn of ye)
Quis apparuit?

3. Newly born we saw the Babe,
Whom an Angel throng
Worshipt as the Lord; Alleluya
Gloria,
their song.

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