Words by G. R. W. Melody (known as Crailtoune, or Sir John Malcolm), harmonized by C. W.
Notes and Source: George Ratcliffe Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas, Easter, and Ascensiontide, Second Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, ca. 1919), Carol #75
1. Through Gabriel his message
O Maris stella,
Thou, Virgin, has conceiv'd a Child,
Tu Deitatis cella.
2. Fair Maiden, in thy lowly
Flos sine spina,
Thou bar'st the Everlasting Flower
Ex gracia divina.
3. All we through Eva were
But Eden's garden is re-won
Per Dei genitricem.
4. Of daughters, Maid, thou art
Of every age and people blest,
5. That Son of very God
Quem tu portasi;
Nor will he be scorn his mother's bede
Quem puerum lactasi.
6. Thy gentle Bairn, how sweet he
And who can tell the heavenly bliss
Quod suis praeparavit?
7. And therefore, Lady, three we
And with Saint Gabriel repeat,
Ave, Virgo Maria!
Sheet Music from George
Ratcliffe Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas,
Easter, and Ascensiontide, Second Series (London: A. R. Mowbray &
Co., Ltd, ca. 1919), Carol #75
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
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