In dulci jubilo
Let us our homage show
Our heart's joy reclineth in praesepio
And like a bright star shineth,
Matris in gremio.
Alpha es et O,
Alpha es et O.
O Jesu parvule!
I yearn for Thee alway!
Hear me, I beseech Thee,
O puer optime!
My prayer let it reach Thee,
O Princeps gloriae!
Trahe me poste te!
Joseph dearest, Joseph mine,
Help me cradle the child divine;
"God reward thee and All that's thine
In paradise," so prays the mother, Mary.
He came among us at Christmastide,
At Christmastide, in Bethlehem;
Men shall bring Him from far and wide
Love's diadem: Jesu, Jesu,
Lo, He comes, and loves and saves and frees us!
Little man and God, indeed
Little and poor thou art all we need
We will follow where thou does lead
and we will be the brother born of Mary
Sweet and lovely little one,
Thou princely, beautiful, God's own Son,
Without thee all of us were undone;
Our love is won by thee, O Son of Mary.
Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled!"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With th'angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
Hark! The herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"