William Walton (1902-1983)
Make we joy now in this fest (1931)
Words – Traditional English Carol
Make we joy now in this Fest,
In quo Christus natus est.
Eya, eya, eya.
A patre Unigenitus,
Is through a maiden come to us:
Sing we of Him and say 'Welcome'
Veni redemptor gencium.
Agnoscat omne seculum,
A bright star made three kings to come,
Him for to seek with their presen's,
Verbum supernum prodiens.
A solis ortus cardine,
So mighty a Lord is none as He;
And to our kind He hath Him knit,
Adam parens quod polluit.
Maria ventre concepit,
The Holy Ghost was aye her with,
Of her in Bethlem born He is,
Consors pateri luminis.
O lux beata Trinitas,
He lay between an ox and ass,
Beside His mother maiden free,
Gloria tibi Domine.