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Four Old English Carols

Word count: 76

Song Cycle by Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)

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3. Jesu, thou the Virgin-born [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: English


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Jesu, of a Maiden Thou wast born
To save mankind that was forlorn
All for our sins.
Jesu, fili Virgine, miserere nobis.

Within a cradle He was laid
Both ox and ass with Him played
With joy and bliss.

Then for us He shed His blood,
And also died He on the rood,
All for our sins.

And then to hell He took the way
To ransom them that there did lay,
With joy and bliss.

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