The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Of Mary Criste was bore

Words and Music: Traditional English
(From MS. Addit. No. 5665, fol. 15, v0)

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

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Have mercy on me, kynge of blisse,
As muche as thy mercy ys!

Of Mary Criste was bore,
Wythowte wem of aney hore,
To save us that were for-lore.
                    Kynge of alle kynges.

To us he gaffe a sompelle abowte,
That we shulde noȝt be prowte,
For he was wrapped in a clawte.
                    Kynge of alle kynges.

Pray we Jhesu, heven kyng,
Alle so after owre endyng,
To his blysse ever lastyng,
                    Kynge of alle kynges.

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