This Endris Night

This Endris night I saw a sight 
A star as bright as day
And 'ere among a maiden sang
Lullay bye bye lullay

This lovely lady sat and sang
And to her child did say
My son, my brother, father, dear
Why liest thou thus in hay

The child then spoke in his talking
And to his mother said
Yea, I am known as Heaven's King
Though I in crib be laid

Methinks it right that king or knight
Should lie in good array
And then among, it were no wrong
To sing bye bye lullay

Mary, mother, I am that child
Though I be laid in stall
For lords and dukes shall worship me
And so shall kinges all

Now tell, sweet son, I thee do pray
Thou art my love and dear
How should I keep thee to thy pay
And make thee glad of cheer

My dear mother, thou hold me warm
And keep me night and day
And if I weep and may not sleep
Thou sing bye bye lullay
Thou sing bye bye lullay

a 15th-century English Christmas carol