The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Conditor alme siderum,
Eterna Lux credencium

For Advent


Words: English Traditional, Before 1536


See: Conditor alme siderum (Latin)
Compare: Creator Of The Stars Of Night

Creator Of The Starry Height (from Monk and Steggall)


Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), pp. 52-3

1. There is a Child born of Mary,
    In salvation of all us,
That we should worship every day,
    With veni, Creator Spiritus.

2. In Bethlehem, in that holy place,
    This blessed Child born He way,
Him to serve, He gave us grace
    With Trinitatis unitas.

3. The shepherds heard that angel's song,
    And worshipped God in Trinity,
That so nigh was them among,
    Iam lucis orto sidere.

4. Each man began to cry and call,
    To Him that sitteth on high,
To His bliss to bring them all,
    Iseu, Salvator seculi.

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