The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Let Faithful Quires The Carol Raise

In laudibus infantium

For The Holy Innocents, Dec. 28
The Hymns Of The Holy Innocents

From a Manuscript at Prague. About 1320

Source: G. R. Woodward, ed., The Hymns and Carols for Christmas-tide (London: H. Grice, 1897), Carol #25, p. 33.

Let faithful Quires the carol raise, Alleluya, Alleluya,
The holy Innocents to praise. Alleluya, Alleluya.

With voices glad and hearts aglow, Alleluya, Alleluya,
Benedicamus Domino. Alleluya, Alleluya.

Hail! Victims of King Herod's sword, Alleluya, Alleluya,
Called back to life by Christ the Lord. Alleluya, Alleluya.

Sing tuneful songs at Childermas, Alleluya, Alleluya,
And answer,
Deo gracias. Alleluya, Alleluya.

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