Latin Christmas carol whose tune will be familiar to many as Jesus, Good Above All Other. I am not aware of any really good English translations of these words. Latin scholars should note the use of the '-ere' ending (third person plural perfect active) in verse 1.

Quem pastores laudavere,
Quibus angeli dixere,
Absit vobis iam timere,
Natus est rex gloriae.

Ad quem magi ambulabant,
Aurum, thus, myrrham portabant,
Immolabant haec sincere
Nato regi gloriae.

Christo regi, Deo nato,
Per Mariam nobis dato,
Merito resonet vere
Laus, honor et gloria.

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