Christ was Born on Christmas Day


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This is based in on a 13th century Latin hymn, “Resonet In Laudibus.” The lyrics were translated by John Mason Neale (1818-1866), and the melody was adapted by Thomas Helmore (1811–1890).

Lyrics

1. Christ was born on Christmas day:
Wreathe the holly, twine the bay,
Christus natus hodie*
The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.

2. He is born to set us free,
He is born our Lord to be,
Ex Maria Virgine**
The God, the Lord, by all adored for ever.

3. Let the bright red berries glow
Ev’rywhere in goodly show:
Christus natus hodie:
The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.

4. Christians all, rejoice and sing,
‘Tis the birthday of a King,
Ex Maria Virgine:
The God, the Lord, by all adored for ever.

*Christ is born today
**Born of the Virgin Mary.


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