The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Salvator mundi, Domine

Alternate Title:
Alleluia, alleluia,
De virgine Maria


Words and Music: English Traditional, Fifteenth Century

Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), p. 179.

Alleluia, alleluia, De virgine Maria

1. Salvator mundi, Domine,
Father of heaven, blessed Thou be,
And Thy Son that cometh of Thee,
    De virgine Maria.

2. Adesto nunc propicius,
He sent His Son, sweet Jesus;
A man became for love of us,
    De virgine Maria.

3. Te, Reformator sensuum,
Little and mickle, more and some,
Worship that Child that is come
    De virgine Maria.

4. Gloria Tibi, Domine,
Three Persons in Trinity;
Worship that Child so free
    De virgine Maria.


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