The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In dulci jubilo

For Christmas

An old German macronic carol. English Translation And Vocal Harmonized by R. L. de Pearsall

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

Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #154, pp. 32-33.

1. In dulci jubilo
Let us our homage show:
Our hearts joy reclineth

In presepio;
And like a bright star shineth
Matris in gremio.
Alpha es et O,
Alpha es et O.

2. O JESU parvule,
Right poor art Thou today! 
Hear me, I beseech Thee!

O puer optime;
My praying, let it reach Thee!
O princeps gloriae. 
Traho me post te. (
bis.)

3. O Patris caritas!
O Nati lenitas!
Deeply we were stained
Per nostra cnimina,
But Thou for us hast gained
Coelorum gaudia.
Qualis gloria. (bis.)

4. Ubi sunt gaudia,
If that they be not there? 
There are Angels singing 

Nova cantica;
And there the bells are ringing 
In Regis curia.
O that we were there. (bis.)

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #154, pp. 32-33.

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