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Puer Natus In Bethlehem | A Medieval Christmas Carol

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⁣Merry Christmas! "Puer Natus In Bethlehem" is a devotional Christmas hymn with text from the 13th century set to a melody from the 14th century. I tired to add the lyrics on the screen but the video kept having rendering issues for some reason, so I had to remove them. Lyric translation below.

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English translation:
A child is born in Bethlehem, Alleluia.
Wherefore Jerusalem rejoices. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Son assumed flesh, alleluia.
Of God the Father Most High, alleluia.

By a message from Gabriel, alleluia.
A virgin has conceived a son, alleluia.

As a bridegroom from the chamber, alleluia.
He passed through His mother's womb, alleluia.

Here He lies in the manger, Alleluia.
Who reigns without limit. Alleluia

And an angel to the shepherds, alleluia.
Reveals that He is the Lord, alleluia.

The kings of Sheba come, Alleluia.
They offer gold, incense, and myrrh. Alleluia

Each entering the house, Alleluia.
They greet the new-born King of kings. Alleluia

He was born of a virgin mother, Alleluia.
He Who Is light from light, Alleluia.

Without the the serpent's wound, Alleluia.
He comes of our blood; Alleluia

He is like us in the flesh, Alleluia.
Yet different, without sin; Alleluia

That us men redeemed, Alleluia.
Like God and Himself should be. Alleluia

In the joy of this birthday, Alleluia.
Let us bless the Lord: Alleluia.

Praise be to the Holy Trinity, Alleluia.
Let us give thanks to God. Alleluia

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