This is a 16th-century carol, arranged for treble solo, children’s choir, SATB, piano, and orchestra.

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On this day earth shall ring
with the song children sing
to the Lord, Christ our King,
born on earth to save us;
him the Father gave us.
et de virgineo verntre procreatus.

His the doom, ours the mirth;
when he came down to earth,
Bethlehem saw his birth;
ox and ass beside him
from the cold would hide him.
perdidit spolia princeps infernorum.

God's bright star, o'er his head,
Wise Men three to him led;
kneel they low by his bed,
lay their gifts before him,
praise him and adore him.
aurum, thus, et myrrham ei offerendo.

On this day angels sing;
with their song earth shall ring,
praising Christ, heaven's King,
born on earth to save us;
peace and love he gave us.
ideo gloria in excelsis Deo.