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A babe lies in the cradle

Representative Text

1 A babe lies in the cradle,
A little babe so dear,
With noble light he shineth
As shines a mirror clear,
This little babe so dear.

2 The babe within the cradle
Is Jesus Christ our Lord;
To us all peace and amity
At this good time afford
Thou Jesus Christ our Lord.

3 Whoso would rock the cradle
Where lies the gentle child,
A lowly heart must lead him,
By passions undefiled,
As Mary pure and mild.

4 O Jesu, babe belovèd!
O Jesu, babe divine!
How mighty is thy wondrous love!
Fill thou this heart of mine
With that great love of thine.

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Translator: Paul England (c. 1863-1932)

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Text Information

First Line: A babe lies in the cradle
Translator: Paul England (c. 1863-1932)
Source: Schöne christenlichen catholisch weihnächt-oder kindtlessweigen Gesäng (1590)



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

At Worship, a hymnal for young churchmen #d1

Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #c01

Page Scan

The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #39

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