The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

There Is A Child Born of Mary

For Christmas, Epiphany

Words: English Traditional from the Hill Manuscript
See: A Babe Is Born, Words from the Sloane Ms. 2593

Compare: There Is A Child Of Mary Born (from Weston, the Hill Manuscript)

Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), pp. 52-3

1. There is a Child born of Mary,
    In salvation of all us,
That we should worship every day,
    With veni, Creator Spiritus.

2. In Bethlehem, in that holy place,
    This blessed Child born He way,
Him to serve, He gave us grace
    With Trinitatis unitas.

3. The shepherds heard that angel's song,
    And worshipped God in Trinity,
That so nigh was them among,
    Iam lucis orto sidere.

4. Each man began to cry and call,
    To Him that sitteth on high,
To His bliss to bring them all,
    Iseu, Salvator seculi.

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