Make We Merry In This Feast
Words: English Traditional, Fifteenth Century
Make we merry in this feast,
For verbum caro factum est.
1. Godės Son for the love of man,
Flesh and blood of Mary He nam,1
As in the gospel saith Saint John,
Verbum caro factum est.
2. Of joy and mirth now may we sing,
God with man is now dwelling,
Holy Writ maketh now shewing,
Deus homo natus est.
3. God and man hath shewed His Child,
That hath us bought fro the devils wild;
Him to worship now be we mild,
4. This Child His mother ever more,
Maiden she was, after and before,
And so said the prophet in his lore,
1. Took. Return
According to Rickert:
Verbum caro factum est is translated as "The word is made flesh"
Deus homo natus est is translated as "God is born man."
Congaudere mihi is translated as "To rejoice with me."
Verbo prophesye is translated as "In the word of prophecy."
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