The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Dawn Of Jacob's Star Inciteth

Words from two Greek Troparia for December 22), translated by G. R. W. Tune of a Galiardo, with Setting by Dr. John Bull (1563-1628)

Notes and Source: George Ratcliffe Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas, Easter, and Ascensiontide, Second Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, ca. 1919), Carol #92

For Tenor or Treble voice.

Dawn of Jacob's star inciteth
Easterlings to pay their due
To Babe Jesu.
As Saint Mathew
Enditeth.

Of a Maiden in a byer
Hastenth Christ to spring to birth.
Let heavnly mirth
Attune, O earth,
Thy Quyer! [1]

1. Note from Woodward: “Elizabethan way of spelling byre and quire. Return

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Sheet Music from George Ratcliffe Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas, Easter, and Ascensiontide, Second Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, ca. 1919), Carol #92
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