Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol Lyrics
1. When righteous Joseph wedded was
Unto a virtuous [virgin] maid
A glorious angel from Heaven came
Unto that virtuous [virgin] maid.
2. O mortal man, remember well
When Christ our Lord was born;
He was crucified betwixt two thieves,
And crowned with the thorn.
3. O mortal man, remember well
When Christ died on the rood,
'Twas for our sins and wicked ways
Christ shed His precious blood.
4. O mortal man, remember well
When Christ was wrapped in clay,
He was taken to a sepulchre
Where no man ever lay.
5. God bless the mistress of this house
With gold all [chain] round her breast;
Where e'er her body sleeps or wakes,
Lord, send her soul to rest.
6. God bless the master of this house
With happiness beside;
Where e'er his body rides or walks
Lord Jesus be his guide.
7. God bless your house, your children too,
Your cattle and your store;
The Lord increase you day by day,
And send [give] you more and more.
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