All this time this song is best: 'Verbum caro factum est.' This night there is a chid yborn That sprang out of Jesse's thorn; We must sing and say thereforn, All this time ... Jesus is the childes name, And Mary mild is his dame; All our sorrow shall turn to game: All this time ... It fell upon high midnight: The starres shone both fair and bright; The angels sang with all their might. All this time ... Now kneel we down on our knee, And pray we to the Trinity Our help, our succour for to be; All this time ...
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, 16th centiry [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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