The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Virgo, Rosa Virginum,
Tum Precor Filium

Words: English Traditional, Before 1536

Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), p. 23.

1. Queen of heaven, blessed may thou be,
For Godės Son born He was of thee,
For to make us free.
    Gloria Tibi, Domine!

2. Jesu, God's Son, born He was
In a crib with hay and grass,
And died for us on the Cross.
    Gloria Tibi, Domine!

3. To our Lady make we our moan,
That she may pray to her dear Son,
That we may to His bliss come.
    Gloria Tibi, Domine!

Translation from Rickert: Gloria Tibi, Domine is translated as "Glory to thee, O Lord."

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