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When Christ was born of Mary free

When Christ was born of Mary free

Tune: WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN
Published in 34 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When Christ was born of Mary free,
In Bethlehem, that fair city,
Angels sung e're with mirth and glee,

[Refrain:]
In excelsis gloria,
gloria, gloria,
In excelsis gloria,
Christo paremus cantica,
In excelsis gloria.

2 Herdmen beheld these angels bright--
To them appearéd with great light,
And said, 'God's Son is born this night': [Refrain]

3 This King is come to save his kind,
In the scripture as we find;
Therefore this song have we in mind: [Refrain]

4 Then, dear Lord, for thy great grace,
Grant us the bliss to see thy face,
Where we may sing to thy solace. [Refrain]

Source: Ecumenical Praise #24

Text Information

First Line: When Christ was born of Mary free
Meter: Irregular
Source: Traditional, 15th century; Harleian MS.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: In excelsis gloria
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 34 of 34)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christmas Carols New and Old (First Series) #XIXPage Scan
Christmas Carols New and Old: Series 1 and 2 #19AudioPage Scan
Christmas Carols New and Old: Series 1 and 2 and 3 #19Page Scan
Ecumenical Praise #24Text
Forms and Hymns for Christmas: for the use of Sunday schools and chruches #44Page Scan
Gems of Christian Song #d47
Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #24Page Scan
Hymns and Carols Set to Music #38Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Schools #87Page Scan
Hymns for Junior Worship #d111
Hymns of the Living Church #124Page Scan
Hymns, Carols and Chants for the Sunday School Children of St. Ignatius' Church #d91
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #88Page Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d287
Junior Church School Hymnal #d190
Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #30bPage Scan
Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #164Page Scan
Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d312
Select Songs for the Sunday School #d315
St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d390
The Best Loved Hymns and Prayers of the American People #d362
The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d746
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #744
The Chapel Hymnal with Tunes #d206
The Choral Hymnal #d248
The Church Hymnal Revised: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general convetions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occastions #659Page Scan
The Church Porch, a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools Rev. Ed. #41Page Scan
The Church Porch: a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools #36Page Scan
The Hymnal: as authorized and approved by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1916 #547aTextPage Scan
The Hymnal: as authorized and approved by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1916 #547bTextPage Scan
The Joy of Christmas: A Selection of Carols by Edward Heath #74
The Oxford Hymn Book #73
The Parish School Hymnal #d347
The Sunday School Hymnal #C14Page Scan



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