The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Children Sing A Carol Splendid

For Christmas

Words: Kinder swijcht, so moochdi horen, Dutch Carol of the 15th Century

Words translated by the Rev. John O'Connor

Music: Traditional Dutch Carol

Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #112, pp. 6-7.

1. Children sing a carol splendid,
    Ecce mundi gaudia.
On this morning Christ descended
    In te sunt solemnia
    O Virgo Maria,
    Dei plena gratia!

2. In the midnight to a maiden
    Ecce mundi gaudia.
Gabriel with good news laden
    In te sunt solemnia
    O Virgo Maria,
    Dei plena gratia!

3. Came and gave her friendly greeting
    Ecce mundi gaudia.
God's especial business trusting
    In te sunt solemnia
    O Virgo Maria,
    Dei plena gratia!

4. Said His Son would be her baby
    Ecce mundi gaudia.
Till, she said, how such things may be
    In te sunt solemnia
    O Virgo Maria,
    Dei plena gratia!

5. Then the angel spoke a wonder
    Ecce mundi gaudia.
God would keep her maid and mother
    In te sunt solemnia
    O Virgo Maria,
    Dei plena gratia!

6. So she bore the Heavenly Stranger
    Ecce mundi gaudia.
So she laid Him in a manger
    In te sunt solemnia
    O Virgo Maria,
    Dei plena gratia!

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #112, pp. 6-7.

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