Dear Mary journeys through the thorn (Maria durch ein' Dornwald ging) (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2004-06-23)  CPDL #07301:     
Editor: Douglas Brooks-Davies (submitted 2004-06-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Traditional Austrian carol, translated and arranged by Douglas Brooks-Davies

General Information

Title: Dear Mary Journeys Through the Thorn (Maria durch ein' Dornwald ging)
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Dear Mary journeys through the thorn
Kyrie eleison!
Dear Mary journeys through the thorn
that for sev'n long years no leaf hath borne
O Jesus and Mary.

What clasps she to her heart so near?
Kyrie eleison!
A tiny child from sin so clear
which to her heart she holds so near,
O Jesus and Mary.

Red roses flow’r on ev’ry stem,
Kyrie eleison!
As through the thorns He wanders then
Red roses flow’r on ev’ry stem,
O Jesus and Mary.

Now what, oh what shall be His name?
Kyrie eleison!
The Christ, the Christ, the very same,
Oh Chat, indeed, shall be His name,
O Jesus and Mary.

This sacred name who shall declare?
Kyrie eleison!
John Baptist shall that name declare
To those who ready are to hear,
O Jesus and Mary.

What christ'ning gifts for Him are there?
Kyrie eleison!
What things in heav'n and earth are dear,
Those things for Him are now brought here,
O Jesus and Mary.

Now who alone hath saved the world?
Kyrie eleison!
The Christ Child, He hath saved the world,
And from it Satan's sin hath hurled,
O Jesus and Mary.