The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Ble~~yd Johan the euangely~t

Of ~aynt Johan

This carol requires the installation of the "Old Blacketter" font for best display.

In a Middle English font: O Blessyd Johan the euangelyst

Source: Edward Bliss Reed, ed., Christmas Carols Printed in the 16th Century Including Kele's Christmas Carolles Newly Inprynted. (Cambridge,
MA: Harvard University Press, 1932).

Pray for vs to god on hye

Bly~~ed ~aynt Johan and our lady.

O Ble~~yd Johan the euangely~t

Ryght dere beloued of Je~u cry~t

The preuyte of heuen in erthe thou wy~t

As touchynge to the trynyte.

That prynce that is withouten pere

To Johan he toke his mode dere

All whyle ~he? lyued in erthe here

That vyrgyns were bothe he and ~he.


This noble Johan that we of rede

Informed vs of Chry~tes dede

The whyle that he on erthe yede

In his go~pell ~o fynde we.

Whan Chry~t on cro~~e hanged ~o hy

He ~ayd vnto his moder Mary

Lo there thy ~one ~tandynge the by

And ~e thy moder Johan ~ayd he

Nowe pray we to this ~aynt echone

For vs to pray to god introne

Out of this ~yfe whan we ~hall gone

To ~e hym in his maye~te


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