The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In dulci jubilo

Traditional German Carol

Matthew Culloton - Arranger

Translator: Unknown

See: In Dulci Jubilo - Original Version and Notes to 'In Dulci Jubilo'

In dulci jubilo,
In sweet joy,
Let us our homage show,
Our heartís joy reclineth
In praesepio,
In a manger,
And like a bright star shineth,
Matris in gremio.
In your motherís lap.
Alpha es et O.
Beginning and ending.

O Jesu parvule!
O infant Jesus!
I yearn for thee always!
Hear me, I beseech thee,
O Puer optime!
O best of boys!
My prayír let it reach thee,
O Princeps gloriae;
O Prince of Glory;
Trahe me post te.
Draw me after you.

O Patris caritas!
O love of the Father!
O Nati lenitas!
O mercy of the Son!
Deeply were we stained,
Per nostra crimina;
Through our sins;
But thou hast for us gained
Coelorum gaudia!
The joys of heaven!
O that we were there!

Ubi sunt gaudia,
Where are joys,
Where, if they be not there?
There are angels singing
Nova cantica!
New songs!
And there the bells are ringing
In regis curia
In the Kingís courts
O that we were there,
In dulci jubilo!
In sweet joy!

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