The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Carol, sweetly carol

Version 1
Compare: Carol, Sweetly Carol - Version 2

Words: Fanny Crosby (1823-1915), 1869

Music: "Carol, Sweetly Carol"
See Below.
Meter: Irregular

1. Carol, sweetly carol,
A Savior born today;
Bear the joyful tidings,
O, bear them far away:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Till earth's remotest bound
Shall hear the mighty chorus,
And echo back the sound.

Refrain:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Carol sweetly today;
Bear the joyful tidings,
O, bear them far away.

2. Carol, sweetly carol,
As when the angel throng
O'er the vales of Judah,
Awoke the heavenly song:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Goodwill and peace and love,
Glory in the highest
To God who reigns above. Refrain

3. Carol, sweetly carol,
The happy Christmas time;
Hark! the bells are pealing
Their merry, merry chime:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Ye shining ones above,
Sing in loudest numbers,
O sing redeeming love. Refrain


Sheet Music by T. E. Perkins from Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), # 12
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Also found in The Parish School Hymnal (Philadelphia: Board of Publication of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1926) which gives the origin of the tune as The Children's Hymn Book, London.

Sheet Music by Edward Bunnett from Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), # 602
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Sheet Music by "P. V." from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #47
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Sheet Music from Edgar Pettman, ed., Modern Christmas Carols (London: Weekes & Co., 1892), #16:

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