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O blessed God in Trinity
Te Deum Laudamus’, a Christmas carol — three 5-line stanzas (ababc) with this refrain and 3-line burden: ‘T[e deum] laudamus / Te dominum confitemur / Te eternum
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — five-line stanzas — ababc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 26v-27
First Lines:
A blesse god in trinite
Grete cause we haue to blesse þy name…
Last Lines:
…Geff laude & þangkes deuotelye
To god abowe and syng hym to
Te deum [laudamus]
Attributed Title: de natiuitate domini (f. 26v)
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 270.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Specimens of Old Christmas Carols, etc. Percy Society 4. London: T. Richard, 1841: 56-7.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 62; 1977, 52.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 179-80.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 83.