In dulci jublio

Carol – In dulci jubilo – Lyrics


In dulci jubilo
Now sing with hearts aglow!
Our delight and pleasure
Lies in preasepio,
Like sunshine is our treasure
Patris in gremio.
Alpha es et O!
Alpha es et O!

O Jesu parvule,
To the I sing alway;
Comfort my heart’s blindness,
O puer optime,
With all thy loving kindness,
O princeps gloriae.
Trahe me post te!
Trahe me post te!

O patris caritas!
O Nati lenitas!
Deeply were we stainèd
Per nostra criminal;
But thou for us hast gainèd
Coelorum gaudia.
Oh that we were there!
Oh that we were there!

Ubi sunt gaudia
In any place but there?
There are angels singing
Nova cantica,
And there the bells are ringing
In Regis curia.
Oh that we were there!
Oh that we were there!


In dulci jubilo,
nun singet und seid froh!
Unsers Herzens Wonne
leit in præsepio
und leuchtet als die Sonne
matris in gremio.
Alpha es et O.
Alpha es et O.

O Jesu parvule,
nach dir ist mir so weh.
Tröst mir mein Gemüte,
o puer optime;
durch alle deine Güte,
o princeps gloriae,
trahe me post te,
trahe me post te.

Ubi sunt gaudia?
Nirgend mehr denn da,
da die Engel singen
nova cantica
und die Schellen klingen
in regis curia.
Eia, wärn wir da!
Eia, wärn wir da!

O pater caritas
o mater lenitas
wir waren gar verdorben
per nostra crimina:
So hast du uns erworben
coelorum gaudia.
Maria, hilf uns da!
Maria, hilf uns da!


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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: In Dulci jubilo
  • Meter: 66 77 78 55
  • Style: Traditional German, 14th Century, Carol, Mediaeval
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown Melody from Melchior Vulpus’ Gesangbuch (1609)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright  ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.