The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In Dulci Jubilo

Fourteenth-century German/Latin macaronic carol
Nun singet und seid froh by Heinrich Suso
Translation by S. P., The Oxford Book of Carols, 1928

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

Music: "In Dulci Jubilo"
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1. In dulci jubilo
Now sing with hearts aglow!
Our delight and pleasure
Lies In praesepio;
Like sunshine is our treasure
Matris in gremio,
Alpha es et O!
Alpha es et O!

2. O Jesu parvule,
For thee I long alway;
Comfort in my heart's blindness,
O puer optime;
With all thy loving kindness,
O princeps gloriae.
Trahe me post te.
Trahe me post te.

3. O patris caritas!
O Nati lenitas!
Deeply were we stained
Per nostra crimina:
But Thou for us hast gained
Coelorum gaudia,
O that we were there!

4. Ubi sunt gaudia,
In any place but there?
There are Angels singing
Nova cantica;
And there the bells are ringing
In Regis curia.
O that we were there!

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