A CHRISTMAS FANTASY

A christmas fantasy

Gloria

It came upon the midnight clear that glorious song of old
from angels binding near the earth to touch their harps of gold.
Peace on the earth good will to men from heav’n’s all gracious king’
the world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.

In dulci jubilo
let us our homage show.
Our heart’s joy reclineth
in praesepio
and like a bright star shineth
matris in gremio
alpha es et o
alpha es et o

O Jesu parvule
O Jesu parvule
my heart is sore for thee
O hear me I beseech thee
O puer optime
my prayer let it reach thee
O princeps gloriae
Trahe me post te
Trahe me post te
Trahe me post te

Unto us a child is born King of all creation
Came He to a world forlorn the Lord of ev’ry nation.
Now may Mary’s son, who came so long ago to love us,
lead us all with hearts aflame
unto the joys above us,
unto the joys above us.

Angels from the realm(s) of glory wing your flight o’er all the earth.
Ye who sang creations story now proclaim messiah’s birth.

Gloria in excelsis deo
Gloria in excelsis deo
Gloria hosanna in excelsis
Gloria hosanna in excelsis

The first nowell the angels did say was to certain
poor shepherds in fields as the lay:
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep
on a cold winter’s night, that was so deep.

Nowell nowell nowell nowell, born is the King of Israel.
O let us all with one accord sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
that hath made heav’n and earth of nought and with his blood
mankind hath bougt.
Nowell nowell nowell nowell, born is the King of Israel.
Nowell nowell nowell.