The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Book of Christmas Hymns

London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1868

Note: At first glance at some of the titles on this list, the modern reader will likely ask "What???" There are several of the hymns in this book that are not usually sung at Advent, Christmas or Epiphany, such as Christ the Lord is Risen Today (Easter) or Day of Anger, That Dread Day (Judgment Day). However, in earlier times, it was not uncommon for a "Christmas" carol to include everything from the birth of the Savior to His Second Coming, and then to the Day of Judgment.

While I could exclude those hymns that are, strictly speaking, not Christmas hymns as we celebrate the Holy Day today, I wanted to keep them on the web site as a way to remind us of the longer heritages of our race.


Table of Contents

First Line

Joy! Joy! Your Lord is Born, 9

Bright, Bright, In Silver Light

Hark! The Notes of Joy, 11

Hark! Hark! The Notes of Joy

The Wondrous Story, 13

Hark What Mean Those Holy Voices

The Prince of Salem, 15

When Jordan Hushed His Waters Still

The Star in the East, 17

A Star Appeared, And Peaceful Threw

The Infant Redeemer, 19

Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning

Come and Worship, 21

Angels From The Realms of Glory

The Man of Sorrows, 23

A Lost and Sinful World to Save

Hail to the Virgin-born, 25

Hail To The Virgin-born

Christmas Day, 27

Almighty Framer of the Skies

Christmas Carol, 30

O Lovely Voices Of The Sky

The Virgin Mother, 32

The Shepherds Went Their Hasty Way

The Kings of the East, 35

Lines. Suggested By A Picture of the Adoration of the Magicians

A Star Appeared, 40

The World Lay Hushed in Slumber Deep

We Sing One Common Lord, 42

The Shepherds Sing, and Shall I Silent Be?

The Birth of Christ, 44

I Sing The Birth Was Born To-Night

The Unnumbered Birth, 46

How Kind is Heaven to Man!

The Morning Star, 47

How Brightly Shines the Morning Star

The Lord of Glory Born, 49

Away With Sorrow's Sigh

Glory to God on High, 52

What Sudden Blaze Of Song

Glory to God and Grace to Man, 56

'Tis Come, The Time So Oft Foretold

Hark, The Glad Sound, 58

Hark The Glad Sound, The Saviour Comes

God With Us, 60

Hark How All The Welkin Rings

The Prince of Peace, 62

The Race That Long In Darkness Pined

The Glorious Song, 64

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

O To Be Led by Thee, 66

As With Gladness, Men of Old

Let All Adore Him, 68

Lo! He Comes! Let All Adore Him

Glad Tidings, 70

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Oh, 'Tis a Lofty Theme, 72

We'll Sing, In Spite of Scorn

The Vision of Peace, 74

The Scene Around Me Disappears

Sweet Day, 76

Though Rude Winds Usher Thee, Sweet Day

The Lord is Come, 79

Joy To The World

The Work of Christ, 80

Thus Saith God of His Anointed

O For a Thousand Tongues, 82

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

The Sinner's Hope, 84

We Sing The Praise of Him Who Died

The Year of Jubilee is Come, 86

Blow Ye The Trumpet, Blow!

Love's Redeeming Work is Done, 88

Christ the Lord Is Risen To-day

We Sing His Power To Save, 91

Now Morning Lifts Her Dewy Veil

O For A Harp of Thousand Strings, 93

The Son of God! The Lord of Life!

Lead Us To Thy Rest, 95

Thou Art Gone Up On High

Raise Thou Our Eyes Above, 97

Thou, Who Didst Stoop Below

Hear Thou Our Solemn Litany, 99

Saviour, When In Dust To Thee

Manifest Thyself To Me, 101

Savior, Who, Exalted High

Hail, Thou Agonizing Saviour, 104

Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus

Join All The Glorious Names, 106

Join All the Glorious Names

The Heavenly Witnesses, 110

Beyond The Glittering Starry Globe

Give Thanks and Sing, 115

Rejoice, The Lord Is King!

The Lord is King, 117

The Lord is King! Lift Up Your Voice

The Glory of Christ, 119

The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns

The Reign of Christ, 121

Hail to the Lord's Anointed

The Day of Wrath, 125

Day of Anger, That Dread Day


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