Tuesday 13 December - Nowell Sing We Now (Bo Holten)
Sung by the King's Singers.
In Bethlehem, in that fair city,
A child was born of a maiden free,
That shall a Lord and Prince be
A solis ortus cardine
Jam lucis orto sidere
Hic jacet in praesepio
Qui regnat sine termino.
O Lord and prince of high degree,
And children were slain full great plenty,
Hostes Herodes impie,
O Jesu for the love of Thee,
Wherefore here soulès savèd be.
Herod, the king, in his raging,
Chargèd he hath this day
His men of might, in his own sight,
All young children to slay.
Nowell sing we now all and some,
For Rex Pacificus is come,
O lux beata trinitas.