The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Babe Jesu, Hear Our Ditty

Words: George R. Woodward

Music: Le teint de son visage, from Christophe Ballard's Chansons danser (1793), harmonized by Charles Wood.
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Source: Rev. George R. Woodward, The Babe Of Bethlehem, Being Some Christmas Carols (48 West Hill, Highgate Village, 1923), #20

Babe Jesu, hear our ditty,
And think thereof no scorn:
We pray thee of thy pity,
On this December morn.
On thee we call,
Who wert, in Bethlem city,
Of maiden Mary born;
Yea, born for all.

Sheet Music from 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)
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Editor's Note:

In The Cambridge Carol-Book, Rev. Woodward gives slightly different lyrics:

Babe Jesu, hear our ditty,
And think thereof no scorn:
We pray Thee of Thy pity,
On this Thy natal morn:
We flee to Thee,
Who wast, in Bethlem City,
Of Mary Maiden born
For such as we.

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