The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Great is Our Lord Jesu's Name

Magnum Nomen Domini

For Christmas

Words: Magnum Nomen Domini
Compare: Magnum nomen Domini
(Woodward), with notes and additional music.

Translation by the Rev. J. O'Connor

Music: M. Praetorius. “Musae Sionae,” 1609
In Four Parts, With Accompaniment

Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #139, pp. 2-5.

Magnum nomen Domini Emmanuel!
Quod annuntiatum est
Per Gabriel.
Hodie apparuit,
appruit in Israel
Per Mariam Virginem
In Bethlehem.

Great is our Lord Jesu's name Emmanuel!
All the world hath heard the same
From Gabriel.
This day first beheld His face,
beheld His face in Israel,
Through the Virgin Mary's grace
At Bethlehem.

Eya! Eya! Virginem
In Bethlehem. Eya!

Praise her, praise her! Mary's grace
At Bethlehem. Praise her.

Virgo Deum genutu
Sic divina volumit clementia,
Gaudete, gaudete!
Christus natus hodie;
Gaudete, gaudete!
Ex Maria Virgine.

Maiden Mother of our Lord,
So His mercy's sovereign word ordained it.
Be joyful, be joyful!
Christ is born to us this day,
(Be joyful, be joyful!)
Of Maria, Mother maid.

 

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #139, pp. 2-5.

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Old Christmas Carols. Part One. (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, n.d., ca. 1923), #29, pp. 36-39.

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