Gesu Bambino       (Listen to midi)

 

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1. When blossoms flowered 'mid the snows upon a winter night,

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was born the child, the Christmas Rose, the King of Love and Light.

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The angels sang, the shepherds sang, the grateful earth rejoiced,

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and at his blessed birth the stars their exultation voiced.

 

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O come let us adore Him, o come let us adore Him,

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o come let us adore Hi.m, Christ the Lord.

 

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2. Again the heart with rapture glows to greet the holy night,

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that gave the world its Christmas Rose, its King of Love and Light.

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Let ev'ry voice acclaim His name, the grateful chorus swell,

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from paradise to earth He came that we with Him might dwell.

 

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O come let us adore Him, o come let us adore Him,

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o come let us adore Hi.m, Christ the Lord.

 

(Pietro A. Yon,1917 / English text Frederick H. Martens)