The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesu, Fili virginis,
Miserere nobis

Version 1

Compare: Jesu, Fili virginis - Version 2


Words: Richard Smert, Before 1529
See Notes under Blessed may Thou be, sweet Jesus

Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), p. 182.

1. Jesus, of a maid Thou wouldst be born,
To save mankind that was forlorn,
And all for our miss,1
    Miserere nobis.

2. Born Thou wert of Mary free,
And Thou didst die upon the Rood Tree,
    And all for our miss,
        Miserere nobis.

Note from Rickert:

1. Sin. Return

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