The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Oh Holy Babe, Our Prayer Receive

Sunday, For Christmas

Latin: Mundi Salus Qui Nasceris. No. 13.

Source: Rev. John Chandler, The Hymns of the Primitive Church (London: John W. Parker, 1837), p. 10.

Oh holy Babe, our prayer receive,
For thou wast born that we might live;
May we, like thee, be meek and mild,
In spirit like a little child.

When gentle sleep relieves awhile
Our bodies spent with daily toil,
May no alarms disturb our rest,
No prowling wolves thy sheep molest.

The Father's name we loudly raise,
The Son, the Virgin-born, we praise;
The Holy Ghost, we all adore ;
One God, both now and evermore.

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