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Now joy be to the Trinity / Father Son and Holy Ghost
A Christmas carol — five quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Wassaill wassayll wassaill syng we / In worshipe of cristes natiuite’
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line — abab
Bibliographic Ghosts: London, British Library Harley 1288, f. 120: this item does not appear in the MS, which has only 105 folios.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4822
First Lines:
Now Ioy be to the trynyte
ffader son & holy gost…
Last Lines:
…Ioy we all of þat maydyn myld
& Ioy haue they þat mak good chere
Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Englische Weihnachtslieder aus einter Handschrift des Balliol College zu Oxford.” Forschungen zur deutschen Philologie. Festgabe für Rudolf Hildebrands. Leipzig: Deit, 1894: 52-84: 80.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 265.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 45.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 33; 1977, 27.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 243.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 66.