Let us seek with the shepherds
The Word incarnate;
Let us sing with all mankind
For the King of the age. Noel.
What do you see in the stable?
Jesus, born of the Virgin.
What do you hear in the manger?
Angels with a song
And shepherds saying: Noel.
Where do you eat, where do you lie?
Say, whether you weep or laugh:
We ask you, Christ the King. Noel.
My food is milk of the Virgin
My bed is a hard manger,
My songs are tears. Noel.
Quaeramus cum pastoribus, Jean Mouton