She brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.@Luke 2:7
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John Stainer (1840-1901)

Author unknown; translated from Latin to English by Henry R. Bramley in Christmas Carols New and Old (London: Novello, Ewer & Company, 1871), number 33.

John Stainer (1840-1901) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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From Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871

The virgin stills the crying
Of Jesus, sleepless lying;
And singing for His pleasure,
Thus calls upon her Treasure,

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My Darling, do not weep,
My Jesu, sleep!

O Lamb, my love inviting,
O Star, my soul delighting,
O Flower of mine own bearing,
O Jewel past comparing!

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My Child, of Might indwelling,
My Sweet, all sweets excelling,
Of bliss the Fountain flowing,
The Dayspring ever glowing,

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My Joy, my Exultation,
My spirit’s Consolation;
My Son, my Spouse, my Brother,
O listen to Thy mother!

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Say, wouldst Thou heav’nly sweetness,
Or love of answering meetness?
Or is fit music wanting?
Ho! Angels, raise your chanting!

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