Words: Rev. George P. Grantham
1. A song and a Carol for Christmas-tide
Of the Princes of the Golden Shore,
Whom armies of light, in their vesture bright,
Love, serve, and adore evermore.
Far, far below, where the sun beams glow
On a realm of His wide domain,
Sad ruin and woe, hath come through His foe,
With trouble and sorrow and pain.
2. When thus spake the Prince to His Father dear –
"Now life with a life will I buy,
Bring help from above for the sons of my love,
For them will I suffer and die!"
Away and away to the far-off land,
When the fulness of time was come,
Now speedeth the Lord of the Golden Strand
From His fair everlasting home.
3. And bright was the carol, and loud the song
Which burst from the silver sky,
When entering lowly Earth’s sons among
He was seen by the hosts on high.
Which song shall resound, as the years go round,
Till the moon and the stars shall cease;
And glory and praise to the Ancient of days,
And to men be good will and peace!
Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)
Sheet Music from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #82
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