Make We Joy

Anonymous,

Make we joy now in this fest,
in quo Christus natus est.
(On which Christ was born)
Eya!

A Patre unigenitus,
(The father’s only begotten)
Through a mayden is come to us,
Sing we to her and say, Wolcum,
Veni Redemptor gentium.
(O come redeemer of the nations)

Make we joy...

Agnoscat omne seculum,
(Let the whole world acknowledge)
A bright star three kings made cum,
For to seek with their presents,
Verbum supernum prodiens.
(The heavenly word proceeding)

Make we joy...

A solis ortus cardine,
(From the rising of the sun)
So mighty a Lord was none as Hë,
For to our kind hë hath give grith,
Adam parens quod polluit.
(Which Adam, the parent, did pollute)

Make we joy...

Maria ventre concepit,
(Conceived in Mary’s womb)
The Holy Ghost was ay with her,
In Bethlehem yborn Hë is,
Consors paterni luminis.
(Consort of the father of light)

Make we joy...

O Lux, beata Trinitas,
(O Light, blessed Trinity)
Hë lay between an ox and an ass,
Thou moder and mayden free,
Gloria tibi, Domine.
(Glory to you, O Lord)

Make we joy...

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