Words of two Theotokia for October 26, and the other for Septuagesima Sunday, versified by G. R. W. Melody and Setting of There is a Ladie sweet and kind, by Thomas Forde (1607)
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 #86
1. Whenas the Word divine had
One spotless flow'r 'mid thorny ground,
One lilly of the valley low,
One Virgin blossom white as snow,
2. Then, Maiden-Mother of our
The self-same Word, by path untrod,
The heav'nly Bridegroom, chose to bide
Within the cloister of thy side.
3. Sweet Lady, Godde's Mother
Whose candle shineth passing sheen,
O'er that of Cherub, Seraph bright,
And all the armies in the height,
4. With these, entreat thou,
Thy Child, the Eternal Father's Son,
For grace, that all we may secure
The blessing that shall aye endure.
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 #86
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