Make We Merry – SATB, 4'

Text: Anonymous, 14th century.
Commissioned by Mount Mary College.

A Patre unigenitus
Veni Redemptor genitum
Agnoscat omne seculum
Verbum supernum prodiens Amen
Make we merry, more or less,
For now is the time of Christemas.
Let no man come into this hall,
Nor groom, nor page, nor yet marshall,
But that some sport he bring withall.

If that he say he cannot sing,
Some other sport then let him bring,
That it may please at this feasting,
For now is the time of Christemas.

Make we mery, more or less,
For now is the time of Christemas.
If that he say he naught can do,
Then for my love ask him no more
But to the stocks then let him go;
For now is the time of Christemas!


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