The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Some Ancient Christmas Carols

With the Tunes To Which They Were Formerly Sung
In The West Of England

Collected by

Davies Gilbert, F. R. S., F. A. S., &c.

The First Edition

Printed By John Nichols And Son

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Preface, Contents & Postscript

The Second Edition

Printed By John Nichols And Son



Table Of Contents

1. The Lord At First Did Adam Make (With music)

2. When God At First Created Man (With music)

3. A Virgin Most Pure (With music)

4. When Righteous Joseph Wedded Was (With music)

5. Hark, Hark! What News The Angels Bring (With music)

6. Whilst Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night (With music)

7. God's Dear Son Without Beginning (With music)

8. Let All That Are To Mirth Inclined (With music)

9. The First Nowel That The Angel Did Say

10. Augustus Caesar Having Brought

11. This New Christmas Carol

12. When Jesus Christ Was Twelve Years Old

13. In These Twelve Days

14. Zacharias Being An Aged Man

15. Now Carol We, And Carol We

16. Hark! All Around The Welkin Rings

17. Saint Stephen Was A Holy Man

18. When Bloody Herod Reigned King (For St. John The Baptist)

19. When Herod In Jerusalem (For Innocents Day)

20. Christians, Awake! Salute The Happy Morn (With music)

Two Ancient Ballads:

The Three Sisters

The Three Knights

A Dialogue: The Servingman and the Husbandman

Joan Sanderson, Or The Cushion Dance

The King Shall Enjoy His Own Again

The Helston Forey

*** The Tunes, both in the Treble and in the Bass, are printed without alteration from the existing copies.


The 1822 volume was reprinted as an Elibron Classics by Adamant Media, Boston, 2002 ( ; ISBN: 1421262363). The first eight carols above were published in the 1822 edition, which has been scanned and posted at Google Books, Some Ancient Christmas Carols.

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