The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

When Christ Was Born Of Pure Marie

For Christmas Eve, For Christmas

Words: Altered by R. R. C.
Based on a Middle English carol from the Harleian Manuscript, Fifteenth Century
(Harl. MS 5396. temp. Hen. VI.)

Music: Mr. Herbert Stephen Irons
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Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #68

See Notes under When Christ Was Born of Mary Free

1. When Christ was born of pure Marie,
In Bethlehem, that fair citie,
Tho Angels sang with mirth and glee,
In excelsis Gloria, In Excelsis Gloria.

2. Herdmen beheld those Angels bright,
To them appeared they with great light,
And said God's Son is born this night,
In excelsis Gloria, In Excelsis Gloria.

3. This King is come to save mankind,
In Scripture promised as we find,
Therefore this Song have we in mind,
In excelsis Gloria, In Excelsis Gloria.

4. Grant us, O Lord, for Thy great Grace,
In heaven the bliss to see Thy Face,
Where we may sing to Thy solace,
In excelsis Gloria, In Excelsis Gloria.

Sheet Music from Chope

Sheet Music "When Christ Was Born Of Pure Marie" by H. S. Irons from Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #96
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"When Christ Was Born Of Pure Marie" by H. S. Irons from Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, #96

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