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Oh, that we were there!

In dulci jubilo [with sweet joy] Let us our homage show
Our heart’s joy reclineth
In praesepio [in a stable] And like a bright star shineth
Matris in gremio [in a mother’s lap] Alpha es et O! [you are Alpha and Omega]

O Jesu parvule [O baby Jesus] I yearn for Thee alway
Listen to my ditty
O puer optime [O best boy] Have pity on me, pity
O princeps gloriae [O Prince of glory] Trahe me post te! [draw me after yourself!]

O Patris caritas! [O love of the Father] O Nati lenitas! [O gentleness of the One born] Deeply were we stained
Per nostra crimina [through our offenses] But Thou hast for us gained
Coelorum gaudia [the joys of heaven] Oh, that we were there!

Ubi sunt gaudia [where are joys?] If that they be not there?
There are angels singing
Nova cantica [new songs] And there the bells are ringing
In Regis curia [in the King’s court] Oh, that we were there!

This post was originally published on The Gospel Coalition