The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Now make we joy in this feste

Words and Music: Traditional English
(From MS. Addit. No. 5665, fol. 25, v0)

Source: Thomas Wright, Specimens of Old Christmas Carols Selected from Manuscripts and Printed Books (London: The Percy Society, 1841)

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Now make we joy in this feste,
In quo Christus natus est,
A patre unigenitus,
.iij. ȝong maydens cam tille us,
And say, wellcome.
                    Veni, redemptor gentium.

Agnoscat omne seculum;
A bryȝth sterre .iij. kynges made come,
A solis ortus cardine,
So myȝthi a lord ys non as he.
                    Veni, redemptor gentium.

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