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Angels We Have Heard on High


traditional French Carol
trans. Jams Chadwick (1813-1882), alt.

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Gloria, traditional French carol


arr. Edward Shippen Barnes, alt.

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1. An - gels we have heard on


high
2. Shep - herds, why this
ju - bi - lee?
3. Come
to Beth - le - hem and
see

and
the moun - tains
Say what may the
come
a - dore on

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o'er the plains,


strains pro - long?
an - gels sing;

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joy - ous strains.


heav - 'nly song.
new - born King.

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ech - o back their


which in - spire your
Christ, the Lord, the

sweet - ly sing - ing


Why your joy - ous
Him whose birth the

in
re - ply
ti - dings
be,
ben - ded
knee

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Away in a Manger
tune: Mueller, James Ramsey Murray
harm. by Edward L. Stauff

words: v. 1 & 2 anonymous, 1885


v. 3 attr. to John Thomas McFarland, 1887

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A - way in a
The
cat - tle are

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Je - sus laid
Je - sus, no

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down where He
down from the

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man - ger, no
low - ing, the

down his sweet


cry - ing He

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lay,
sky,

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and

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head.
makes.

The
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stars
love

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lit - tle Lord


stay by my

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crib for his


bed,
ba - by a - wakes,

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the
but

lit - tle Lord


lit - tle Lord

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in the
thee, Lord

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sky
looked
Je - sus, look

Je - sus a - sleep on the


cra - dle till
mor - ning is

hay.
nigh.

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Deck the Hall


tune: Nos Galan, traditional Welsh

words: traditional English

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Deck
See
Fast

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Strike
Hail

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the hall with


the blaz - ing
a - way the

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the sea - son


the harp and
the new, ye

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Don
we now our
Fol - low me in
Sing
we joy - ous

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Troll
the an - cient
While
I tell of
Heed - less of the

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boughs of hol - ly,


Yule be - fore us,
old year pas - ses,

to be jol - ly,
join the chor - us,
lads and las - ses,

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fa la la la la

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all
to - geth - er,

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Ding Dong Merrily on High


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words by George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934)

1. Ding dong! Mer - ri - ly on


high
2. E'en
so
here be - low, be - low,
3. Pray
ye
du - ti - ful - ly
prime

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priest and peo - ple
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heav'n the bells are


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sing - ing.
sung - en.
sing - ers.

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let
your

Ding dong! Ve - ri - ly the


sky
And
i - o, i - o, i - o
may ye beau - ti - ful - ly
rime

tune: 16th cent. French


harm. by Edward L. Stauff

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in

the

ho - san - nah

high - est!

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen


words: traditional English

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tunr: traditional English


harm. by Charles W. Douglass

God
From
"Fear
Now

mem - ber Christ our


un - to
cer - tain
day is born a
with true love and

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and

joy,

gen fa
an
prais

tle - men, let


- ther, a
- gel, "Let
- ses, all

noth - ing
bles - sed
noth - ing
you with

you dis - may,


an - gel
came,
you af - fright.
- in this place,

to
how
to
This

ti - dings of

com

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fort and

ti - dings

of

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and

joy!

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save us all from


that in Beth - le free all those who
ho - ly tide of

re and
This
and

born on Christ - mas


day
ti - dings of
the same:
a pure vir - gin bright
oth - er
now em - brace.

we were gone a - stray.


Son
of
God by
name.
Sa - tan's pow'r and might.
bring re - deem - ing
grace.

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com - fort

Sa - tan's power when


hem was born
the
trust
in
Him from
Christ
mas doth

joy,

Sav - iour
was
shep - herds brought
Sav - iour
of
broth - er - hood each

rest
ye
mer - ry,
God, our heav'n - ly
not, then" said the
to
the
Lord sing

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Good King Wenceslas


tune: Tempus Adest Floridum, 1582
harm. by Edward L. Stauff

words by J. M. Neale

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1. Good
2. "Hi 3. "Bring
4. "Sire,
5. In

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snow
pea I
heart,
in

Wen - ces - las looked


page, and
stand by
flesh and
bring me
night is
dark - er
mas - ter's
steps he

when
a
right
a through the
thou shalt
ye
who

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King
ther,
me
the
his

Bright - ly
"Sire, he
Page and
"Mark my
There - fore,

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when the
yon - der
thou and
Fails my
Heat was

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lay
sant,
will
I
the

shone the
lives
a
mon - arch,
foot - steps,
Chris - tian

poor man
gainst the
rude wind's
find
the
now will

round a who is
see him
know not
ver - y

on
if
bring
and
where

bout,
he?
dine,
how;
sod

night,
hence,
went,
page;
sure,

though
un forth
tread
wealth

came in sight,
for - est fence,
wild la - ment
win - ter's rage
bless the poor

the Feast
of
thou know'st
it,
me pine
logs
the wind blows
the snow
lay

and
his
them
no
had

the
der they
thou
or

- ven.
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frost
neath
went
in
rank

gath - 'ring win - ter


by Saint Ag - nes'
and the
bit - ter
freeze thy blood less
shall your - selves find

e
dwel
thi
long
print

Ste - phen
tell - ing:
hi - ther:
strong - er.
dint - ed.

crisp
what
bear
go
saint

and
and
we
can
the

deep
Where
when
I
which

moon that
good league
forth they
my good
men, be

out
me,
wine,
now,
trod,

was
cru - el,
the
moun - tain,
to
- ge - ther
them
bold - ly:
pos - ses - sing,

fu foun
wea
cold bles
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sing.

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing


music: Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
adapt. William H. Cummings

words by Charles Wesley

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1. Hark! The her - ald


an - gels sing,
2. Christ, by high - est heav'n a - dored;
3. Hail the heav'n-born Prince of peace!

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mer - cy
mild,
hold him come,
all
he brings,

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join the tri - umph


hail th'in - car - nate
born that man no

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Beth - le - hem!"
man - u - el.
sec - ond birth.

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of the skies;
de - i - ty,
more may die,

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Hark!

The her - ald

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an - gels sing,

host pro- claim,


men to dwell,
sons of earth,

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"Glo - ry

to

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peace on earth and


Late in time be Light and life to

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Joy - ful, all ye


Veiled in flesh the
Mild he lays his

with th'an - gel - ic


pleased as man with
born
to raise the

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rec - on - ciled!"
Vir - gin's womb.
in His wings.

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"Glo - ry to the
new - born King;
Christ the ev - er - last - ing Lord!
Hail the Sun of
right - eous - ness!

God and sin - ners


off - spring of
the
ris'n with heal - ing

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na - tions, rise,
God - head see;
glo - ry
by,

"Christ is
Je - sus,
born to

the

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born
our
give

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in
Em them

new - born King!"

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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear


words: Edmund H. Sears

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music: Carol, Richard S. Willis

It
came up - on
Still through the clo And
ye,
be- neath
For
lo,
the days

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an - gels bend still their heav - en


toil
a - long
with the
ev
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good
and
and
ver

world
in
sol ev - er
o'er
rest
be - side
the
whole world

clear, that
glo - rious song
of
old,
come with peace - ful wings
un - furled,
load whose forms are ben - ding low,
on, by
pro - phet bards fore - told,

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near
the
mu - sic
climb - ing
cir - cling

on
the earth,
bove its
sad
now, for glad
peace shall
o
-

the
mid - night
ven skies they
life's crush - ing
are
hast - 'ning

earth
to
floats o'er
way, with
years comes

emn
its
the
send

still Ba wea back

ness
bel
ry
the

touch their harps


of
all
the wea - ry
pain - ful steps
and
round the
age
of

will
to men, from
low - ly plains they
gol - den hours come
all
the earth
its

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lay
sounds
road,
song

to
the
and
which

"Peace
A look
when

an
an
an
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The
and
O
and

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hear the
bles - sed
hear the
now the

King."
wing,
wing.
fling,

heav - en's all


gra - cious
bend
on
hov - 'ring
swift
ly
on
the
an
cient splen - dors

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gold.
world.
slow,
gold

from
and
who
when

gels
gels
gels
gels

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sing.
sing.
sing!
sing.

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Joy to the World


words by Isaac Watts, alt.

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Joy to
Joy to
He rules

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Let
while
the

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heav'n and
na - ture
peat the sound - ing
won - ders
of
His

hea - ven
peat,
won
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sing
joy
love

Him
and
eous

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plains
ness

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and
re and

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na - ture
sound - ing
of
His

sing
joy
love

and
hea
ven and
re - peat
the
ders, won - ders

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w
w

re - ceive
her King.
their songs em - ploy
the
na - tions prove

heav'n and
peat
the
won - ders

heav'n and
na - ture
peat the sound - ing
won - ders
of
His

and
re
and

sing,
joy,
love,

and
re
and

and
re
and

pre - pare
rocks,
hills
His
right

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earth
men
makes

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Let
Let
and

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heart
floods,
of

na - ture
sound - ing
of
His

come.
reigns.
grace


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Lord is
Sav - iour
truth and

'ry
and
ries

the world! The


the earth! The
the world with

sing,
joy,
love,

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heav'n and
peat
the
won - ders

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tune: Antioch, George Frederick Handel


adapt. & arr. by Lowell Mason

and
re
and

na - ture
sound - ing
of
His

sing.
joy.
love.

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O Little Town of Bethlehem


music: St. Louis, Lewis H. Redner

words by Phillips Brooks

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ranges

1. O
2. For
3. How
4. O

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bove
mor God
out

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thy deep and


tals sleep, the
im - parts to
our sin and

in
thy
morn - ing
ear
may
hear
the

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hopes and
prais - es
meek souls
come
to

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of
of
how
of

dark
streets
stars,
to hear
His
Christ - mas

#n

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n

fears of
all
sing to
God
will re - ceive
us,
a - bide

shi
geth
com
an

how
and
the
de -

- neth the
ev - er pro - claim
- ing, but
in
- gels the
great

er - last - ing
the
ho - ly
this world
of
glad
ti - dings

met
peace
dear
Lord

..

in
thee
to
men
Christ
en Em - man -

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yet
O
No
We

light;
birth!
sin,
tell,

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Awhile
So
Cast

stars
go
by,
won - d'ring
love.
of
His
Heav'n.
us
to - day.

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si - lent
watch
of
bles - sings
born
in

see thee
lie.
all a - bove,
gift is
giv'n.
us, we pray.

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still we
gath - ered
won - drous
scend to

the years are


the King, and
him still, the
with us,
our

Beth - le - hem,
Ma - ry,
si - lent - ly
Beth - le - hem,

dream - less sleep the


an - gels keep their
hu - man hearts the
en - ter
in,
be

town
born
- ly,
child

lit - tle
Christ is
si - lent
ho - ly

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n

the
And
where
O

to - night.
on earth.
ters
in.
u - el.

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O Come, All Ye Faithful

Latin, John F. Wade

John F. Wade, 1751

trans. by Frederick Oakeley and others

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come
ye,
lo!
he
sing,
all
lea - ving
we
would
Je - sus,

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Come,
God
Sing,
See
Child,
Yea,

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dore

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an
Fa
high
foot
dear
pear

come,

let

joy - ful
and
tri
Light from Light
e
sing
in
ex - ul
sum - moned to
his
poor and
in
the
born this
hap - py

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come, let

us

dore

Him,

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On - ly
Glo - ry
We
too
Who would
Word of

a - dore

Him, O

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be - hold him,
be - got - ten
to
God,
all
will
thi - ther
not
love thee,
the
Fa - ther,

come

come, let

us

a -

Christ

um - phant, o
ter - nal,
ta - tion,
cra - dle,
man - ger,
mor - ning,

Beth
le - hem.
Vir
gin's womb.
hea - ven
a - bove!
nigh
to
gaze.
love
and
awe.
glo
ry
giv'n.

gels.
ther;
est. O
steps.
ly?
ing.

us

faith - ful,
God,
an - gels,
shep - herds,
sin - ners
greet thee,

of
the
us
we

Him, O

ye

o
come
ye
to
ab - hors
not the
ye
ci - ti - zens of
their flocks,
draw
em - brace
thee with
to
thee
be all

all
from
choirs
how
for
Lord,

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born the King of


Son
of the
glo - ry
in the
bend our joy - ful
lov - ing us
so
now in flesh ap -


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the

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Lord!

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Silent Night
tune by Franz Gruber, alt.
harm. by Carl H. Reinecke

w6rds by Joseph Mohr


trans. John F. Young

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Si - lent night,
Si - lent night,
Si - lent night,

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round yon
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peace,
born,
birth,

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is
calm,
shep - herds quake
Son
of
God,

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moth - er and child.


heav - en a - far,
thy ho - ly face

ho - ly night,
ho - ly night,
ho - ly night,

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sleep
in heav - en - ly
Christ the Sav - iour is
Je - sus, Lord at thy

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all
is bright
at
the sight,
love's pure light

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heav'n - ly hosts
sing
al - le - lu - ia.
with the dawn of re - deem - ing grace,

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Christ
Je
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in heav - en - ly
the Sav - iour is
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peace.
born!
birth.

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The First Nowell

traditional English, 17th cent.


harm. John Stainer, alt.

traditional English, 18th cent.

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The
They
And
This
Then

first
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look - ed
by
the
star
drew
en - tered

shep - herds in
east
be came
from
hem
it
ly
up -

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sheep
light,
tent,
stay
sence

on a
and
and to
right
their

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Now

in
and
To
and
and

fields
to
seek
there
of -

where
the
for a
it
fered

cold win - ter's night


that
was
so
so it con - tin - ued both
day
and
fol - low the
star
where - ev - er it
o - ver the place
where
Je - sus
gold
and myrrh
and frank - in -

ell,

Now

ell.

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did
say,
a
star
same star
north - west,
men three,

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shin - ing
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o'er
full


is

the

keep- ing
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their
stop
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ell,

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their
great
in and
pre -


King

they lay
earth it
king was
did both
there in

Now

cer - tain poor


in
the
wise
men
Beth - le rev - er - ent -

deep.
night.
went.
lay.
cense.

as they lay,
them far,
- try
far.
its
rest,
their knee,

an - gel
saw
that
the
wise

ell,

fields
yond
coun
took
on

ell, the
up and
light of
nigh to
in those

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The Holly and the Ivy

words: traditional English

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1,6.
2.
3.
4.
5.

The
The
The
The
The

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all
Mar - y
Mar - y
Mar - y
Mar - y

trees
bore
bore
bore
bore

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hol - ly
hol - ly
hol - ly
hol - ly
hol - ly

in the
Je - sus
Je - sus
Je - sus
Je - sus

the

sun,

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the

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grown,
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thorn,
gall,

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good:
morn:
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bears the
dear Sav
sin - ners
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in the
deem us

run - ning of

both full
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are
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as
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wood, The
Christ, To
Christ, To
Christ, On
Christ, For

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that are
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i - vy,
blos - som,
ber - ry,
pri - ckle,
bark,

and the
bears a
bears a
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bears a

&

music: traditional English


harm. Edward L. Stauff

the

deer

The

sing- ing in

the

choir.

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22

We Three Kings
music by John Henry Hopkins Jr.

words by John Henry Hopkins, Jr., alt.

#
& 38

1. We three
2. Born a
3. Frank - in 4. Myrrh have
5. Glo - rious

? # 38
&

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23

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What Child is This


tune: Greensleeves, traditional English

William C. Dix

# 6
& 8
ranges

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1. What
2. Why
3. So

? # 68
&

an - gels greet
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haste,

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bring

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laud,

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son

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babe,

sleep - ing? Whom


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haste

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child is this who, laid to rest,


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