The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Blessed God In Trinity

Words: English Traditional, Temp. Henry VII or VIII

Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), pp. 179-80.

Compare: O blesse God in Trinité! - Thomas Wright

Te laudamus, Te Dominum
Confitemur, Te eternum

1. O blessed God in Trinity,
Great cause we have to bless Thy name,
That now wouldst send adown fro Thee
The Holy Ghost to stint1 out blame.
    Te Deum laudamus.

2. Sing we to God, Father Eternal,
That liketh, to tune with our nature,
The Son of Him Celestial
Man to be born, our souls to cure.2
    Te Deum laudamus.

3. All the saints in heaven on high,
And all that be in earth also,
Give laud and thanks devotedly,
To God above and sing him to,
    Te Deum laudamus.

Notes:

1. Stop. Return

2. God liketh His Son to be born man, to tune with our nature, for the saving of our souls. Return

Translations from Rickert:

See: Te Deum laudámus.

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