Remember, O thou man
Remember, O thou man. English traditional carol, 16th or 17th century.
This carol or hymn was set to music in Thomas Ravenscroft*’s Melismata (1611), where it was entitled ‘A Christmas Carroll’:
Remember, O thou man, O thou man, O thou man, Remember, O thou man, Thy time is spent: Remember, O thou man, How thou cam’st to me then, And I did what I can, Therefore repent.
Six stanzas were printed in The Oxford Book of Carols (1928), from which the above text is taken. Stanzas 2-6 began:
2. Remember God’s goodness
3. The angels all did sing
4. To Bethlem did they go
5. In Bethlem was he born
6. Give thanks to God always
Percy Dearmer*’s note adds: ‘four verses omitted will be...
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