As I Went To Bethlehem
Words: George Radcliffe Woodward
A free translation of Quem vidistis, pastores (an Antiphon at Laudes, etc, on Christmas Day)
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)
3. Newly born we saw the Babe,
Whom an Angel throng
Worshipt as the Lord; Alleluya
Gloria, their song.
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