The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Chester Carol

For Christmas

Words: Qui creavit coelum, 15th Century Latin
A processional by the nuns of St. Mary, Chester
Translation by Irene Gass

Compare: He By Whom The Heavens Were Made

Music: Traditional
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer

1. He who made the earth so fair, lully, lully lu,
Slumbers in a stable bare, by by, by by, by,
Warm'd by cattle standing there, lully, lully lu!

2. Oxen, lowing, stand all around, lully, lully lu,
In the stall no other sound, by, by by, by,
Mars the peace by Mary found, lully, lully lu!

3. Joseph piles the soft sweet hay, lully, lully lu,
Starlight drives the dark away, by, by by, by,
Angels sing a heavenly lay, lully, lully lu!

4. Jesus sleeps in Mary's arm, lully, lully lu,
Sheltered there from rude alarm, by, by by, by,
None can do Him ill or harm, lully, lully lu!

5. See his Mother o'er Him bend, lully, lully lu,
Hers the joy to soothe and tend, by, by by, by,
Hers the bliss that knows no end, lully, lully lu!

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