The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christ, Hath Christ's Mother

Alternate Title: Hominum Laudes

Words: Lionel Johnson

Music: Martin Shaw
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #605, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)
Verses 4-8 from Martin Shaw and Percy Dearmer, The English Carol Book, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., 1913), Carol #17

1. Christ, hath Christ's Mother
Bourne, our dear Brother,
In the stalls of Bethlehem.
Then leave we all Jerusalem,
To kiss the King of Bethlehem!

Cui vocibus gaudentibus
Dicamus: cantamus:
Gloriam!

2. Come from the city!
God hath had pity
On His people Israel,
And pity will He have, as well
On Gentiles beyond Israel!

Nunc vocibus gaudentibus
Dicamus: cantamus:
Gloriam!

3. Shows the land cover;
Lo comes our Lover:
Comes a glory, comes a light:
Gold on snow, and gold on night;
Glory from the Light of Light!

Quin vocibus gaudentibus
Dicamus: cantamus:
Gloriam!

4. Laud in the highest!
Now Death! thou diest:
Now God goeth to His grave,
Us, dead and dying men to save,
And bring the captives from the grave.

Quo vocibus gaudentibus
Dicamus: cantamus:
Gloriam!

5. Praise to the Father!
Now he will gather
Us, his helpless little ones,
From endless Death's dominions:
Us, God our Father's little ones:

Cui vocibus gaudentibus
Dicamus: cantamus:
Gloriam!

6. Praise to Son Jesus!
Him, whose Cross frees us,
From the cruel hand of sin.
Now first to him our songs begin,
Since now our hearts have done with sin:

Sic vocibus gaudentibus
Dicanus : cantamus :
Gloriam!

7. Praise Mary Mother
Mary, none other,
Welcome might the Holy Ghost:
Because her heart was pure the most.
Now praise be to the Holy Ghost!

Cui vocibus gaudentibus
Dicamus: cantamus:
Gloriam!

8. Praise, praise, and praises,
Earth with Heaven raises,
To the glorious Trinity.
Sons of new morning, mingle we,
With morning stars, our melody:

Et vocibus gaudentibus
Dicamus : cantamus:
Gloriam!

Sheet Music from Hutchins

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Sheet Music from Martin Shaw and Percy Dearmer, The English Carol Book, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., 1913), Carol #17

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