The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesus Christ Of Nazareth

Words: English Traditional
Translated from Hoffman's Horę Belgicae, part 2, p. 16.

 

William Sandys, Christmas-tide, Its History, Festivities and Carols, With Their Music (London: John Russell Smith, 1852), pp. 237-8.

 

See: The Hymns Of The Holy Innocents

 

1. Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
He is born of a maiden pure,
Wherein God is blessed.

2. All the angels of the kingdom of Heaven,
And all the shepherds of earth
They sung, they had great joy.

3. When Herod became aware
That a little child was born,
Then had he in his heart great spite.

4. He had search made here and there,
For young children of two years,
All of which he deprived of life.

5. When our Lady heard this,
And that Herod was thus massacring infants,
She felt in her heart great grief.

6. She spoke to Joseph without delay;
Get you ready, we must away,
We should be gone, 'tis more than time.

7. All the angels of the kingdom of Heaven,
And all the clergy of the earth,
They all delighted were and glad!

8. Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
He is born of a maiden pure,
Wherein God is blessed.

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