On the birthday of the Lord (Anonymous)

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Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: English version 'In natali Domini' also available, arranged by Rev. G. H. Palmer
  • CPDL #01739:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: Latin version 'In natali Domini' also available

General Information

Title: On the Birthday of the Lord
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1902 in The Cowley Carol Book

Description:

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1.
On the birthday of the Lord
Angel Quires with one accord
Sing in dulci jubilo,
Gloria uni Deo!
Refrain:
God of Mary maid is born
Christ is Mary's son tomorn:
Mother she, yet maiden aye.

2.
Tidings true an Angel told
Certain shepherds on the wold,
Tidings great and full of glee;
Christ and His nativity.
Refrain.

3.
Born is our Emmanuel,
As fortold by Gabriel,
Witness'd of Ezechiel,
From the Father forthfaring.
Refrain.

4.
Christus natus hodie
Ex Maria Virgine:
gender'd not of mortal seed,
God today is Man indeed.
Refrain.

5.
Princes three in worship bent,
Incense, gold, and myrrh present:
King of kings, above, below, Gloria uni Deo!
Refrain.