The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

As the Wolf in Fierceness Sore

The Innocents' Day: At Midnight.

They serve God day and night in His temple: they shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more. The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall lead them unto living fountains of waters.óRev. vii.

"Molles In Agnos Ceu Lupus"

Source: Isaac Williams, Hymns Translated from the Parisian Breviary (London: J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1839), pp. 73-74.

As the wolf in fierceness sore
    Falls on lambs o'er fold and fence, 
    Thus the tyrant lost to sense 
    Falls on harmless innocents. 

And the cradles flow with goreó 
    God of gods shall he withstand? 
    One he seeks in murder'd band, 
    One escapes his murderous hand. 

Mourning mothers, weep no more! 
    Weep no more your pledges torn, 
    Little troop in endless morn 
    They attend the Virgin-born. 

Virgin-born whom we adore, 
    Father, Spirit, One and Three, 
    Sing we glory unto Thee, 
    Sing we everlastingly.

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