359. A Babe Is Born

1. A Babe is born, all of a maid,
To bring salvation unto us;
No more are we to sing afraid,
Veni Creator Spiritus.

2. At Bethlehem, that blessèd place,
The Child of bliss then born He was;
Him aye to serve, God give us grace,
O Lux beata Trinitas.

3. There came three kings out of the East,
To worship there that King so free;
With gold and myrrh and frankincense,
A solis ortus cardine.

4. The shepherds heard an angel cry,
A merry song that night sang he,
Why are ye all so sore aghast?
Iam lucis orto sidere.

5. The angel came down with a cry,
A fair and joyful song sang he,
All in the worship of that child,
Gloria Tibi Domine.

Text Information
First Line: A Babe is born, all of a maid
Title: A Babe Is Born
Author: Anonymous (14th Century)
Source: 15th Century carol; Christmas Carols New and Old, third series, by Henry R. Bramley & John Stainer (London: Novello, Ewer & Co., circa 1878), number 48
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: A BABE IS BORN
Incipit: 51171 17543 45311
Key: c minor or modal
Source: 15th Century carol
Copyright: Public Domain



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