From William Wildblood:
The main reason I wanted to draw attention to St Godric is because of
three songs he is supposed to have received in visions.
The first, Sainte Marie viergene,
was given him by the Virgin Mary who appeared to him in the chapel of
his hermitage accompanied by Mary Magdalene. Then a second song was
given him by his recently deceased sister Burgwen, for whose soul he had
been praying. She visited him with two angels who added the Kyrie
Eleison refrains to her song, Crist and Sainte Marie.
song may have been given him by Saint Nicholas as Reginald writes that
the saint (who was eventually to be transformed into Santa Claus/Father
Christmas) visited him one night and they sang loudly together. Apart
from being very beautiful, and they are, these songs are of special
interest in that they are the earliest English songs with surviving