Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

In dulci jubilo,
nun singet und seyd froh/
unsers Hertzens Wonne
liegt in præsepio,
und leuchtet als die Sonne/
Matris in gremio,
||: Alpha es & O.:||


In sweet joy
now sing and be glad:
our heart’s delight
lies in the manger
and shines like the sun
in the mother’s lap.
You are Alpha and Omega.

Melody: Triple time version – Anon. 1476, Konstanzer Fragment
Text: Anon. 1340-99, Medingen manuscript

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