Where riches is everlastingly (Peter Warlock)

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General Information

Title: Where Riches is Everlastingly
Composer: Peter Warlock

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison or SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella originally; unison version has piano accompaniment.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1.
Into this world this day did come,
Jesus Christ both God and man,
Lord and Servant in one person
Born of the blessed Virgin Mary.
Refrain:
I pray you be merry and sing with me,
in worship of Christ's nativity.
I pray you be merry and sing with me,
in worship of Christ's nativity.

2.
He that was rich, without any need,
appeared in this world in right poor weed.
to make us that were poor indeed,
Rich without any need truly.
Refrain

3.
A stable his chamber, a cratch was his bed,
He had not a pillow to lay under his head;
With maiden's milk that babe was fed,
In poor clothes was lapped the Lord Almighty.
Refrain

4.
A noble lesson here is us taught,
To set all worldly riches at naught,
But pray we that we may be thither brought,
Where riches is everlastingly.
Refrain