There Was A Maiden
Words: Het was een maget, Dutch Carol of the 15th Century
Words translated by the Rev. John O'Connor
Music: Traditional Dutch Carol
Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #119, p. 17.
1. There was a maiden
like none other;
Lord Jesus chose her for His mother;
Eternal joy O!
O! Benedicamus Domino.
2. Archangel Gabriel
Lord Jesus speak this lovely word:
3. A little Home at
Holds her on whom My Heart is set.
4. Go in My Name and
give her greeting
To be her Child I am entreating
5. The angel found
that quiet place
And said Hail Mary full of grace.
6. Said Mary when she
knew His word,
Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
7. So did she bear a
Eternal joy begins so lowly.
Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #119, p. 17.
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