The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Come And See The Holy One

For Christmas

Words: Courons voir l'Enfant Jťsus, from Dictionnaire de NoŽls.

English Translation by K. W. Simpson.

Melody from Dictionnaire de NoŽls.

Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #47, pp. 16-17.

1. Come and see the Holy One!
Run ye, without ceasing!
All the world with us doth run,
On this journey pleasing!
(E'en the halt are coming!)
How contented we shall be
When the lovely Babe we see!
(E'en the lame are running!)

2. Come and see, my Mary's side,
Blessed Joseph standing!
He the company doth guide,
Leading and commanding!
He the Company leading,
Guideth ever, night and day,
They do look to him alway,
Following his bidding!

3. Brother Shepherds too we find,
From their mountains coming,
Leaving sheep and lambs behind,
Through the country roaming!
One end all together,
Haste to find the Son of God,
In a lowly Manger laid,
With His gentle Mother.

4. One to Him doth bear a lamb,
One a cheese doth carry!
One a little calf doth lead;
One and all do tarry
Through this day amazing!
Not content the Babe to see,
They must bow on bended knee,
Worshiping and praising!

5. I myself, was well as they,
Loving Gifts would proffer!
Come with me, O come away,
All our hearts to offer!
Though the crowd is growing,
Joyfully we'll go along
Singing loud our Noel song,
Loving him o'erflowing!

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #47, pp. 16-17.

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