The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Eastern Monarchs, Sages Three

Words: Latin Text of the 15th Century

Music: Andernach Gesanbuch, 1603

Source: Carol 279, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Eastern monarchs, Sages Three,
Come with gifts in great plenty.
Worth Christ on bended knee --
Cum Virgine Maria.

2. Gold, in honour of the King,
Incense to the Priest they bring,
Myrrh, for time of burying --
Cum Virgine Maria.

3. On His might (it hath no end)
All created things depend,
To His will the world must bend --
Cum Virgine Maria.

4. His the praise and glory be,
Laud and honour, victorie,
Power supreme! and so sing we
Cum Virgine Maria.

5. On the feast-day of His birth,
Set on thrones above the earth,
Angels change in holy mirth
Cum Virgine Maria.

6. Thus, to bless the One in Three,
Let this present company
Raise the voice of melody --
Cum Virgine Maria.

Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 279
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Sheet Music from George Ratcliffe Woodward, The Cowley Carol Book, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., 1902, Revised and Expanded Edition 1929), Carol #38
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