Christmas Carols, Ancient And Modern

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Into the desert I was led,
Where I fasted without substance; The Devil bade me make stones my bread,
To have me break my true love's dance.
Sing, oh! &c. The Jews on me they made great suit,
And with me made great variance, Because they lov'd darkness rather than light,
To call my true love to my dance.
Sing, oh ! &c. For thirty pence Judas me sold,
His covetousness for to advance; Mark whom I kiss, the same do hold,
The same is he shall lead the dance.
Sing, oh! &c. Before Pilate the Jews me brought,
Where Barabbas had deliverance, They scourg'd me and set me at nought,
Judged me to die to lead the dance.
Sing, oh ! &c. Then on the cross hanged I was,
Where a spear to my heart did glance ; There issued forth both water and blood,
To call my true love to my dance.
Sing, oh! &c. Then down to Hell I took my way
For my true love's deliverance, And rose again on the third day
Up to my true love and the dance.
Sing, oh ! &c.

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