The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In Dulci Jubilo

For the Nativity, For Christmas

Fourteenth-century German/Latin macaronic carol
Nun singet und seid froh by Heinrich Suso
Translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1869

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

Music: "In Dulci Jubilo"
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML

1. In dulci jubilo
Sing and shout all below!
He for whom we're pining
Lies in praesepio;
Like the sun is shining
Matris in gremio.
Qui est A et O.
Qui est A et O.
In sweet Joy

In a manger;

In His mothers lap.
Who is Alpha and Omega.
Who is Alpha and Omega.
2. O Jesu parvule,
How my heart longs for thee!
Soothe the sad and ailing,
O Puer optime,
With Thy love unfailing!
O Princeps gloriae,
Trahe me post Te,
Trahe me post Te!
O infant Jesus,

Child most excellent,

O Prince of glory,
Draw me after Thee!
Draw me after Thee!
3. Mater et filia,
O Mary, virgin aye,
Hadst thou not gained for us
Caelorum gaudia,
Death still had reigned o'er us
Per nostra crimina.
Quanta gratia!
Quanta gratia!
Mother and daughter,

The joys of heaven,

For our sins.)
How great the grace!
How great the grace!
4. Ubi sunt gaudia?
Only there where alway
Stand the angels singing
Nova cantica,
Their sweet voices ringing
In regis curia.
Would we were there to-day!
Would we were there to-day!
Where are those joys?

New songs,

In the King's court.


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