The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Worthy Lord And Most Of Might

Words: English Traditional, Before 1536

Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), pp. 184-5.

Into this world now is come
Christe Redemptor omnium

1. O worthy Lord and most of might,
    Eterne rex altissime,
Thee to honour me thinketh right,
    Iam lucis orto sidere.

2. As Thou art Lord of worthiness,
    Conditor alme siderum,
All us to bring out of darkness,
    Conditor Redemptor omnium.

3. With beames clear of righteousness,
    Aurora lucis rutilat,
In joy thereof with all gladness,
    Vox clara ecce intonat.

4. Now glorious Lord and worthy King,
    Jesu Salvator seculi,
Grand us Thy bliss everlasting,
    Summi Largitor premii!

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