The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ever-Virgin Undefiled

Two Stanzas of O Maria, Jung frau rein, versified by G. R. W. Tune of Jesu, zu dir rufen wir (1712, or earlier), harmonized by C. W.

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 #85

1. Ever-Virgin undefiled,
With thy darling gentle Child,
Hail, Mary!
Thousand times by old and young
Thousand-fold thy praise be sung!
Hail! Mary!

2. Mercy's Mother, heav'nly bride,
Look upon us at this tide,
Hail, Mary!
Win us comfort, joy of heart!
Bid, and all our griefs depart.
Hail, Mary!

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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 #85
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