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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