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His sign is a star birth
An Epiphany carol — three quatrains (aaab) with ‘Iluminare Jerusalem’ refrain and burden: ‘Illuminare jherusalem / The duke aperyth in bedlem’
Subjects: carols, Epiphany
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3307, f. 58v
First Lines:
Hys signe ys a ster bryth
þat shyneth ouer hym wyth lyȝt…
Last Lines:
…Þis ys my son me plese hym ryght
Illuminare Ierusalem
Editions:
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 43.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 90; 1977, 76.