The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesu, Fili Dei,
Miserere me

Words: John Trouluffe and Richart Smert.
See Note under Blessed may Thou be

Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), p. 183.

1. Glorious God in Trinity,
Well of man and (of) pity,
Thus cried the woman of Canaan-y,
    Miserere me.

2. There came from heaven from Thy see,1
To this world a man to be;
Therefore I cry devoutly,
    Miserere me.

3. As Thou hadst on her pity,
So I pray Thou have on me,
Glorious God in Trinity,
    Miserere me.


Note from Rickert

1. Estate. Return

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