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A Virgin Pure, This Is Full Sure

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Now Let Us Sing, Both More And Less
Of Christ's Coming Deo Gracias

Words: English Traditional, Before 1536

Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), p. 51.

Now Let Us Sing, Both More And Less
Of Christ's Coming Deo Gracias

1. A virgin pure, this is full sure,
    Gabriel did her greet,
And all her cure,1 I am full sure,
    Ever did endure,
        Deo gracias!

2. A Babe was born, early by the morn,
    And laid between the ox and the ass,
The Child they knew that was born new,
    On Him they blew:
        Deo gracias!

3. An angel full soon sang from aboon:2
    Gloria in excelsis!
That lady alone might make no moan,
    For love of One,
        Deo gracias!

4. This Babe us bought when we were brought
    Into great thought and dreadful case;
Therefore we sing, both old and ying,
    Of Christ's coming:
        Deo gracias!

Notes:

1. Care. Return

2. Above. Return

This carol is found in MS. 354, Balliol College, Oxford, and dates from the 16th century. See Richard Leighton Greene, ed., The Early English Carols (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1935), #45, p. 30.

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