WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN OF MARY FRE - Amy Levy Poems

 
 

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WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN OF MARY FRE

    Christo paremus canticam,
    In excelsis gloria.

  When Cryst was born of Mary fre
In Bedlem in that fayre cyté,
Angellis songen with myrth and gle:
      In excelsis gloria.

  Herdmen beheld thes angellis bryght,
To hem apperyd wyth gret lyght,
And seyd: "Goddys Sone is born this nyght;
      In excelsis gloria."

  A king ys comyn to save kynde,
In the Scriptur as we fynde;
Therfore this song have we in mynde:
      In excelsis gloria.

  Then, Lord, for thy gret grace,
Graunt us in blys to se thy face,
Where we may syng to the solas:
      In excelsis gloria.