The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Heyle, Of Wymmen Flour Of Alle

Mary, Flower of Women

Words: Attributed to John Audelay

Et de Sancta Maria.

         Heyle, of wymmen flour of alle,
         Thou herst us when we to thee calle!


Blessid mot thou be, thou berd so bryght,
Moder and maidon most of myght,
Thou art the ster of days lyght,
And kepust us when we schul falle.
         Heyle, of wymmen flour of alle,
         Thou herst us when we to thee calle!

Of alle berdis that ever was boren,
Blessid mot thou be both even and morn;
Throgh thee were savyd that were forelorne,
Moné on beth gret and smale.
         Heyle, of wymmen flour of alle,
         Thou herst us when we to thee calle!

“Hayle” to thee was swettlé sayd
When Jhesu in thee he was consayved,
And throgh thee was the Fende afrayd —
Thou madist us fre to make him thralle!
         Heyle, of wymmen flour of alle,
         Thou herst us when we to thee calle!

Hayle, chif chosun garbunkul ston,
Of thee was borne both God and Mon;
When synful mon he makis his mon,
To him thou art treu as ston in wal.
         Heyle, of wymmen flour of alle,
         Thou herst us when we to thee calle!

Haile, be thou quene, emperes of hel,
Of al peté, thou arte the wel.
We prayn thee, dame and damesel,
That thou bryng us into thi hal.
         Heyle, of wymmen flour of alle,
         Thou herst us when we to thee calle!

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