The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

A Christmas Carol

"Let Us Sing The Birth"

Words and Music: From An Old French NoŽl
Harmonized by Johannes Gebauer
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Source: Lost

1. Let us sing the birth, Nostri Salvatoris;
Bringing grace to earth, Dei sui Patris!
Lo, this child, how high was He
Now made low to our degree!
Kings of Kings most holy,
Born in manger lowly!
Sang the angels all;
In excelsis gloria!
Shepherds woke, heard the call,
In excelsis gloria!

Chorus
O sing, all ye lowly folk, oíer all the earth!
O sing, all ye angels for our Saviourís birth!
Noel, Noel, Noel,
Christ is born today!
Noel, Noel,
Christ is born today!

2. Angels sang His birth, Juncti pastoribus;
Sang of peace on earth, Puer nobis natus!
God hath come with man to life,
Joy to lowly hearts to give!
Shepherds told the story,
Saw the heavenly glory!
Sang the angels all;
In excelsis gloria!
Shepherds woke, heard the call,
In excelsis gloria! Chorus

3. Who will not adore? Adeamus omnes;
Praising God once more, Propter nos mortales.
Good men all, with mirth and cheer
Keep your Christmas feast this fear,
Each one high and lowly,
Praising God most holy!
Sang the angels all;
In excelsis gloria!
Shepherds woke, heard the call,
In excelsis gloria! Chorus

4. Sing our Saviourís birth,
Peace to all on earth;
Sing, oh, sing Noel!
Joyful tidings tell!
Sing our Saviourís birth
Peace to all on earth;
Sing, oh, sing Noel!
Joyful tidings tell!

5. Angels at His birth,
Sang of peace on earth;
Sing we, then, Noel!
Heavenly tidings tell!
Angels at His birth,
Sang of peace on earth;
Sing we, then, Noel!
Heavenly tidings tell!

Sheet Music
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Only the music for the first three verses and the chorus for the soprano part have been sequenced. See the sheet music for all parts and for the fourth and fifth verses.

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A Christmas Carol

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