The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Novo profusi gaudio

For Christmas

Words: English Traditional
British Museum. MS. Egerton 3307.

Source: Richard Greene, ed., A Selection of English Carols (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1962), #15, pp. 68-69.

Novo profusi gaudio
Benedicamus Domino.

Omnes gentes plaudite,
Car nostre Saveyour est ne;
Over all blessyd he be,
    Rex alpha et O.

A solis ortus cardine,
Com le mound est long et le,
Al mankynd makith gle:
    Angeli canuut Deo.

Enixa est puerpera
Que Seynt Espryt en engrossa;
Blyssyd be tyme that sche sayd, 'Ya'
    Gabriele nuncio.

Ex illabata virgine
Est nascu le Roy de mageste
The hyrdes hym se in low degre,
    Iacentem in presepio.

Gloria tibi, Domini,
Fortime de grace et de pyte;
Of all thi goodness we thank the:
    Benedicamus Domino.

Editor's Note:

Not to be confused with Omnes Gentes Plaudite, a very different song.

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