The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In Dulci Jubilo

Version 6

Fourteenth-century German/Latin macaronic carol
Nun singet und seid froh by Heinrich Suso
Translation by Unknown

See Good Christian Men, Rejoice, In Dulci Jubilo, and these notes.

Music: 14th Century Melody
Harmony by R. L. de Pearsall
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF / XML

Source: Carol #497, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. In dulci iubilo
Now sing we all i-o
He, my love, my wonder,
Li'th in presepio,
Like any sunbeam, yonder,
Ma tris in gremio;
Alpha es et O,
Alpha es et O.

2. O Jesu parvule
I yearn for Thee alway;
Listen to my ditty.
O puer optime,
Have pity on me, pity:
O princeps gloriae
Trahe me post te,
Trahe me post te.

3. O Patris Charitas,
O hati lenitas;
All with us was over,
Per nostra crimina:
But them thou didst recover
Celorum gaudia
O that we were there!
O that we were there!

4. Ubi sunt gaudia
If that they be not there?
Angels there were singing,
Nova cantica
Sweet bells the while are ringing
In regis curia
O that we were there!
O that we were there!

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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