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Childling of a Maiden Bright

Childling of a maiden bright

Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Childling of a maiden bright
Life today hath brought to light;
And hath put the prince of night
With his flock of fiends to flight:
Christus natus hodie.

2 Whoso aught hath done amiss,
And it rue him sore for this,
Mary’s Babe will shrive iwis,
Gentle as a Lamb He is:
Miserere, Domine.

3 He at Bethlehem was born,
Salem gave Him crown of thorn,
Life of want and death of scorn—
All for love of man forlorn.
Ergo benedicite.

4 On this Infant may we call,
Born for man in oxen stall;
He vouchsafes us bliss withal
In His everlasting hall.
Cum Maria Virgine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8318

Text Information

First Line: Childling of a maiden bright
Title: Childling of a Maiden Bright
Source: 14th century Latin, in Thesaurus Hymnologicus by Hermann Adalbert Daniel, 1841-55
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8318
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8318

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