The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

On This Day Youthful Voices Sing Aloud

Words: Personet Hodie
German 14th cent. and Piae Cantiones 1582
Free English translation by Andy Watts, Date Unknown

Music: "Personent Hodie," 14th Century
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
Meter: 666 66 with Refrain

1. On this day youthful voices sing aloud,
joyful praising Him who was born for us,
given by God, born
of a virgin.

2. Born into the world, wrapped in swaddling clothes,
laid in a manger in an animals' stable,
the Ruler of all, The Prince of Hell is robbed
of his spoils!

3. Three Magi came and offered their gifts.
They sought the child, following a star,
offering gold, incense and myrrh in
adoration.

4. All clerks and choristers sing with angels:
"You have come into the world;
All praise to You; Glory to God
in the Highest!"

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