The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Table of Contents

Henry Ramsden Bramley and John Stainer, Christmas Carols New and Old
(London: Novello, Ewer & Co.)

Series One was published in 1867, Series Two in 1871, and Series Three in 1878. Series One and Two were printed together in an 1871 Library Edition. All three series were also published together in a combined edition.

Less elaborate "standard" editions were also produced, which featured the words and music, but without the drawings featured on some pages of the Library Edition, and with a less expansive preface; see Introduction To A Combined Volume.

Songs are listed in the same order as they appear in the Table of Contents.

The First Series, 1867

Number

Name

1

God rest you, merry Gentlemen

2

The Manger Throne

3

A Virgin unspotted

4

Come, ye lofty

5

Come, tune your heart

6

The first Nowell

7

Jesu, hail!

8

Good Christian men, rejoice

9

Sleep, holy Babe

10

Good King Wenceslas

11

When I view the Mother holding

12

The seven joys of Mary

13

On the Birthday of the Lord

14

What Child is this?

15

Glorious, beauteous, golden-bright

16

Waken! Christian children

17

A Child this day is born

18

Carol for Christmas Eve (Listen, Lordings, Unto Me)

19

When Christ was born of Mary free

20

'Twas in the Winter cold

 

The Second Series, 1871

Number

Name

21

A Carol for Christmas Eve (The Lord At First Had Adam Made)

22

Jesus in the Manger (Why, Most Highest, Art Thou Lying)

23

The Holly and the Ivy

24

The Wait's Song (The Moon Shines Bright)

25

The Virgin and Child (On Yester Night I Saw A Sight)

26

The Incarnation (The Great God of Heaven Is Come Down To Earth)

27

Christmas Day (Wake All Music's Magic Pow'rs)

28

The Cherry Tree Carol (Joseph Was An Old Man and As Joseph Was A Walking)

29

God's dear Son

30

Hymn for Christmas Day (See Amid The Winter's Snow)

31

The Babe of Bethlehem (The Babe In Bethlem's Manger Laid)

32

In Bethlehem, that noble place

33

A Cradle-Song of the Blessed Virgin (The Virgin Stills The Crying)

34

Christmas Song (Once Again O Blessed Time)

35

Jacob's Ladder (As Jacob With Travel Was Weary One Day)

36

The Story of the Shepherd (It Was The Very Noon Of Night)

37

The Wassail Song (Here We Come A Wassailing)

38

In Terra Pax (Infant of Days, Yet Lord of Life)

39

Dives and Lazarus (As It Fell Out Upon A Day)

40

From far away

41

Carol for Christmas Day (All This Night Bright Angels Sing)

42

The Child Jesus in the Garden (Cold Was The Day When In A Garden Bare)

 

The Third Series, 1878

Number

Name

43

What Soul-Inspiring Music

44

In the Country Nigh to Bethlehem

45

We Three Kings Of Orient Are

46

Emmanuel, God With Us (Joy Fills Our Innermost Heart Today)

47

New Prince, New Pomp (Behold A Simple, Tender Babe)

48

A Babe Is Born (A Babe Is Born, All Of A Maid)

49

Come Let Us All Sweet Carols Sing

50

Let Music Break On This Blest Morn

51

Carol For New Year's Eve (The Old Year Now Away Is Fled)

52

The Angel Gabriel (The Angel Gabriel From God)

53

The Shepherds Amazed (The Shepherds Amazed The Angels Beheld)

54

Noel! Noel! [New Christmas Carol] ('Tis The Day, The Blessed Day)

55

I Sing The Birth Was Born Tonight

56

Christmas Night (On Christmas Night True Christians Sing)

57

The Christmas Celebration (Now To God On High Be Glory)

58

Arise, And Hail The Sacred Day

59

The Holy Well (As It Fell Out One May Morning)

60

The Angel And The Shepherds (Now Rise Up, Ye Shepherds)

61

The Coventry Carol (Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child)

62

The Morning Star (See! The Morning Star Is Dwelling)

63

The Shepherds Went Their Hasty Way

64

I Saw Three Ships [The Sunny Bank]

65

Mountains, Bow Your Heads Majestic

66

Luther's Carol (From Highest Heaven I Come To Tell)

67

The Boy's Dream (Last Night As I Was Laid And Sleep)

68

Legends Of The Infancy (Come Forth, Ye Wond'ring Children All)

69

The Black Decree (Let Christians All With One Accord Rejoice)

70

For Christmas Day  (Immortal Babe, Who This Dear Day)

 

 

Front Page of the 1871 Edition (CCEL)

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Table of Contents of the 1871 Edition (CCEL)

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Index of Authors and Composers of the 1871 Edition (CCEL)

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Note: The date of 1871 for publication of the First Series was a misreading. Percy Dearmer mentioned that a publication occurred in 1871. However, he was describing a combined publication of the First and Second Series. People have assumed that this represented the date of publication of both Series. However, it is clear from the Prefaces to the two Series that the First Series was published some time prior to the Second Series. It has been determined from other sources that the First Series was published in 1867, the Second Series in 1871, and the Third Series in 1878.

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