English and Latin text
There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesu;
For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space;
By that rose we may well see
That He is God in persons three,
The angels sungen the shepherds to:
Gloria in excelsis Deo:
Now leave we all this worldly mirth
And follow we this joyful birth;
Ther is no rose of swych virtu
As is the rose that bar Jhesu.
For in this rose conteyned was
Heven and erthe in lytle space.
Be that rose we may weel see
That he is God in personys thre.
Leave we all this worldly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth.
The aungelys sungyn the sheperdes to:
"Gloria in excelsis Deo."
Lullay, lullay, lay, lay, lullay
Mi dere moder, sing lullay.