The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In Dulci Jubilo - To The House of God We'll Go

For the Nativity, For Christmas

Words: Nun singet und seid froh, Attributed to Heinrich Suso (ca. 1295-1366).
Folklore has it that Suso, hearing angels sing these words, joined them in a dance of worship.
See Good Christian Men, Rejoice, and these Notes-In Dulci Jubilo.

Music: "In Dulci Jubilo," 14th Century German melody
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML

Originally: A 14th century macaronic carol (i.e., mixed text German-Latin)

Source: Sir John Bowring, Hymns (London: For The Author, 1825), pp. 19-20.

HYMN XXI.

Christmas Hymn of Peter of Dresden.

In dulci jubiloto the house of God we'll go
Singing him who slumbering liesin praesepio.
Brightly as the Sun he lights, Matris in gremio,
Alpha es et O, Alpha es et O.

O Jesu parvulefondly do I turn to thee,
And in thee I put my trust, O puer optime.
Lead me on my pilgrimage, O princeps gloriae,
Trahe me post te, trahe me post te.

O patris caritas ! O nati lenitas,
All were on the brink of deathper nostra crimina,
But we were saved by theeCaelorum gaudia
Thither lead the way! thither lead the way.

Ubi sunt gaudiaglory's sublime display,
And thousand angels sing Nova cantica;
Thousands of harps are heard, In regis curid.
Thither lead the way, thither lead the way.

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