In Dulci Jubilo - To The House of God We'll Go
For the Nativity, For Christmas
singet und seid froh, Attributed to
Heinrich Suso (ca.
Folklore has it that Suso, hearing angels sing these words, joined them in a dance of worship.
See Good Christian Men, Rejoice, and these Notes-In Dulci Jubilo.
Originally: A 14th century macaronic carol (i.e., mixed text German-Latin)
Source: Sir John Bowring, Hymns (London: For The Author, 1825), pp. 19-20.
Christmas Hymn of Peter of Dresden.
In dulci jubilo—to the house of God we'll go
Singing him who slumbering lies—in praesepio.
Brightly as the Sun he lights, Matris in gremio,
Alpha es et O, Alpha es et O.
O Jesu parvule—fondly do I turn to thee,
And in thee I put my trust, O puer optime.
Lead me on my pilgrimage, O princeps gloriae,
Trahe me post te, trahe me post te.
O patris caritas ! O nati lenitas,
All were on the brink of death—per nostra crimina,
But we were saved by thee—Caelorum gaudia
Thither lead the way! thither lead the way.
Ubi sunt gaudia—glory's sublime display,
And thousand angels sing Nova cantica;
Thousands of harps are heard, In regis curid.
Thither lead the way, thither lead the way.
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