In Dulci Jubilo
In dulci jubilo Let us our homage show; Our heart' joy reclineth In praesepio, And like a bright star shineth Matris in gremio; Alpha es et O, Alpha es et O.
O Jesu parvule, My heart is sore for Thee; Hear me, I beseech Thee, O Puer optime; My prayer let it reach Thee, O Princeps gloriae; Trahe me post te, Trahe me post te.
O Patris caritas! O Nati lenitas! Deeply we were stained Per nostra crimina; But Thou for us hast gained Caelorum gaudia: Oh, that we were there! Oh, that we were there!