The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lully Lully Lu

Carol of the Nuns of St. Mary's, Chester

For Christmas

Words: 15th Century Latin

Music: Traditional
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer

Source: Charles L. Hutchins, ed., Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #747

1. Qui creavit coelum, Lully, lully, lu, Lully, lu,
Nascitur in stabulo, By, by, by, by,
Rex qui regit seculum, Lully, lully, lu, Lully, lu.

2. Joseph emit panniculum, By, by, by, by,
Mater involuit puerum, Lully, lully, lu, Lully, lu.
Et ponit in presepio, By, by, by, by.

3. Inter animalia, Lully, lully, lu, Lully, lu,
Jacent mundi gaudia, By, by, by, by,
Dulcis super omnia, Lully, lully, lu, Lully, lu.

4. Lactat mater dominum, By, by, by, by,
Osculatur parvulum, Lully, lully, lu, Lully, lu,
Et adorat dominum, By, by, by, by.

5. Roga mater filum, Lully, lully, lu, Lully, lu,
Ut det nobis gaudium, By, by, by, by,
In perenni gloria, Lully, lully, lu, Lully, lu.

6. In sempiterna secula, By, by, by, by,
In eternum et ultra, Lully, lully, lu, Lully, lu,
Det nobis sua gaudia, By, by, by, by.

Sheet Music from Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #747

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Note from Rev. Hutchins:

"Regarded by some authorities as 'probably the earliest carol composed in England.' It was sung as a processional by the nuns of St. Mary, Chester."

English Translations: Chester Carol and He By Whom The Heavens Were Made.

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