The Vegie Carol
or O Come, Lettuce, Adore Him
Dei / Fox

Oh come, all ye brocc'li,
Rhubarb and cucumber,
Oh come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him,
Born the King of angels;

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Oh come, lettuce, adore him,
Oh come, lettuce, adore him,
Oh come, lettuce, adore him, Christ the Lord.

Lily of the valley,
Mighty Rose of Sharon,
Lo! Now a branch doth sprout from Jesse's root.
Very God,
Begotten, not created;

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Sing, cloves of garlic,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye green things from the produce cart;
Glory to God,
All glory in the highest;

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See how the grainstalk,
Laying in his cradle,
Cushions his head, from which the ox was to graze;
By Jesus' presence
E'en the grass is honored.

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Child, to us veggies
Whole or yet unripened,
Grant to exalt thee, with love and awe;
Who would not praise thee,
Loving men so dearly?

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Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Curse of the apple
Soon shall be defeated.

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