The Child Is Born In Bethlehem
Puer Natus in Bethlehem,
Latin, XVth Century
Translator: Not Stated
Source: J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), # 57, p. 89.
1. The Child is born in Bethlehem, Alleluia.
Rejoice and sing, Jerusalem! Alleluia.
2. Low in the manger lieth He, Alleluia.
Whose reign no bound or end can see. Alleluia.
3. The ox and as their Owner know, Alleluia.
And own their Lord thus stooping low. Alleluia.
4. Kings coming from the furthest East, Alleluia.
Bring old, frankincense, myrrh to Christ. Alleluia.
5. That lowly dwelling entering, Alleluia.
They humbly greet the new-born King. Alleluia.
6. Born of a virgin mother mild, Alleluia.
Seed of the woman, wondrous Child. Alleluia.
7. Born of our blood, without the sin, Alleluia.
No serpent's venom left therein. Alleluia.
8. Like us, in flesh of human frame, Alleluia.
Unlike in sin alone, He came: Alleluia.
9. That He might make us, sinful men, Alleluia.
Like God, and like Himself again. Alleluia.
10. In this, our Christmas happiness, Alleluia.
The Lord with festive hymns we bless. Alleluia.
11. The Holy Trinity be praised, Alleluia.
To God our ceaseless thanks be raised. Alleluia.
Sheet Music from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), # 57, p. 89.
Harmony altered from Dr. Layriz"
See Puer Natus in Bethlehem for numerous other translations.
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