From the recording The Mysts of Time

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Latin Plainchant. A Christmas carol taken from the singing of the Benedictine nuns of the Isle of Wight.


Puer Natus in Bethlehem Alleluia
Unde Gaudet Jerusalem, Alleluia, Alleluia

CHORUS: In cordis jubilo, Christum natum adoremus, Cum novo cantico

Assumpsit carnem filius, Alleluia
Dei Patris altissimus, Alleluia, Alleluia

De Matre Natus Virgine, Alleluia
Qui lumen est day lumine, Allelluia, Alleluia

In hoc natali gaudiio, Alleluia
Benadicamus Domino, Alleluia, Alleluia

Laudetur sancta Arinitas, Alleluia
Deo di camus gratias, Alleluia, Alleluia


1. A child is born in Bethlehem, Alleluia
So leap with joy Jerusalem Alleluia, Alleluia


A new song let us sing
For Christ is born, let us adore
and let our gladness ring.

2.The shepherds hear the angel's word, Alleluia
This child is truly Christ the Lord, Alleluia, Alleluia

3.From Virgin's womb this Child is born, Alleluia
The light from light who brings the dawn, Alleluia, Aalleluia

4.He comes to free us from our strife, Alleluia
and share with us the Father's life, Alleluia, Alleluia

5. To Father, Son, and Spirit praise, Alleluia
From all his creatures all their days, Alleluia, Alleluia