The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

 Lo! A Wonder-star Doth Shine

Words, and melody (in the Phrygian Mode) from the Mosburg Gradual, A.D. 1360, as given in G. M. Dreves' Analecta Hymnica medii aevi. Versified and harmonized by the Rev. G. R. Woodward.

Notes and Source: George Ratcliffe Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas, Easter, and Ascensiontide, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, 1901, Revised and Expanded Edition), Carol #33

Lo! a wonder-star doth shine,
Completa prophetia:
Born is our Emmanuel,
As 'twas foretold by Gabriel,
De Virgine Maria:
Wherefore, masters, one and all,
I pray you sing a new Choral,
Cum genetrice pia.

Sheet Music from George Ratcliffe Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas, Easter, and Ascensiontide, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, 1902, Revised and Expanded Edition 1929), Carol #33
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