The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesus, Kind Above All Other

For Christmas Eve & Christmas

Words:  Jesus noster, Jesus bonus
Erroneously said to have been inspired by Quem pastores laudavere,
14th century, Hoenfurth Manuscript.
Compare: Jesus, Good Above All Other

This is the fifth verse of Gabriel, From The Heaven Descending
Translation: Rev. John Mason Neale, Medieval Hymns & Sequences. Third Edition. (1867)

Music: "Quem Pastores Laudavere," German Melody, Breslau, 1555
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer /
Meter: 88 87

Jesus, kind above all other,
Gentle Child of gentle Mother,
In the stable born our Brother,
Whom the angel hosts adore:
     Jesus, cradled in a manger,
     Keep us free from sin and danger,
     And to all, both friend and stranger,
     Give thy blessing evermore.

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