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Nowel - Out Of Your Sleep Aryse - Traditional

Composed: 15th Century
Performed by: Durham Cathedral Choir
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Nowell, nowell, nowell,
Nowell, nowell, nowell,
Nowell, nowell, nowell.

Out of your sleep arise and wake,
For God mankind now hath ytake
All of a maide without any make;
Of all women she beareth the bell.

Nowell, nowell, nowell,
Nowell, nowell, nowell,
Nowell, nowell, nowell.

And through a maide fair and wise,
Now man is made of full great price;
Now angels kneel to man's service,
And at this time all this befell.

Nowell, nowell, nowell,
Nowell, nowell, nowell,
Nowell, nowell, nowell.

Who'er was thrall, now is he free;
As ever was small, now great is she;
Now shall God deem both thee and me
Unto He bliss if we do well.