The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Whan the aungell Aue began

For the Annunciation

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In a Middle English font: Whan the aungell Aue began

Source: Edward Bliss Reed, ed., Christmas Carols Printed in the 16th Century Including Kele's Christmas Carolles Newly Inprynted. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1932).

Whan the aungell Aue began

Fle~~he and blode togyder ran

Mary bare bothe god and man

Through the vertue of benygnyte.

So ~ayth the go~pell of ~aynt Johan

God and man is made bothe one

In fle~~he and breed, blode and bone

One god in per~ones thre.

And the prophete Jeremy

Tolde in his prophecy

That the ~one of Mary

For us ~holde dye on tree.

He hath Joye to you graunted

And in erth peace hath plaunted

Whan yborne was that faynted

In the londe of Galilee

Mary graunt vs the bly~~e

Where thy ~one dwellynge is

And of that we haue done amy~~e

Thou pray for vs for charyte.

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