The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lyft Vp Your Hartes & Be Glad

For The New Year

Words: English Traditional from the Hill Ms., Balliol College MS. 354
Compare: Lift Up Your Hearts And Be Ye Glad (Weston)
Lift Up Your Heartes And Be Glad! (Rickert)

Music: Not Stated

Source: Ewald Flügel, ed., “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders Aus Der Zeit Heinrichs VIII. III. 6. Die lieder des Balliol Ms. 354,” in Eugen Einenkel, ed., Anglia - Zeitschrift für englische Philologie enthaltend Beitrage zur Geschlicht der englischen Sprache und Literatur. Band XXVI. (Halle: Max Niemeyer, 1903), #LXXX, p. 24.

What cher? gud cher! gud cher! gud cher!
Be mery & glad this gud newyere.

1] Lyft vp your hartes & be glad!
In crystes byrth the angell bad
say eche to oder, yf any be sade:
                        What cher? &c.

2] Now ye kyng of hevyn his byrth hath take.
Ioy & myrth we owght to make!
Say eche to oder for hys sake: 
                        What cher? &c.

3] I tell you all with hart so fre
Ryght welcum ye be to me!
be glad & mery for charite!
                        What cher? &c.

4] The gudman of this place in fere
You to be mery he prayth you here!
& with gud hert he doth to you say:
                        What cher? &c.

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