The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Behold, Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings

An Anthem for Christmas Day, Luke II

Words: The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2, Verses 10-14
See Luke 2:8-14

Music: William Knapp (1698-1768)

Source: William Knapp, ed., Anthems for Christmas Day (London: Robert Brown, et al., 1744), pp. 5-14.

Behold, Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings,
Tidings of great Joy,
Which shall be to all People,

For Unto you is born this Day
A Savior, which is Christ the Lord,
And this shall be a Sign unto you.

Ye shall find the Babe wrapt in swaddling Cloths,
and in a Manger laid.

And suddenly appear'd the Heavenly Host,
thus praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest,
And on Earth Peace, good Will towards Men.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia, Alleluia.

Sheet Music: William Knapp, ed., Anthems for Christmas Day (London: Robert Brown, et al., 1744), pp. 5-14.

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Free sheet music is available for this piece for non-commercial use from Roding Music, both vocals and vocals with keyboard. The Christmas Carols page has links to this and other carols sung in the West Galley tradition.

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