Conditor alme siderum,
Eterna Lux credencium
Words: English Traditional, Before 1536
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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