The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hail, Sweet Babe, So Pure And Holy

For Christmas

Words: E. Wiglesworth

Music: E. Pettman
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carols #410
Compare: Hail, Sweet Babe, So Pure And Holy, #263

1. Hail, Sweet Babe, so pure and holy!
Hail, fair Son of Maryís blest!
Royal Infant in a manger,
Thou art gently laid to rest
Thou art gently laid to rest.

2. Filled with awe and tender rapture,
Tears of joy Thy mother weeps,
Through the night Thy foster father
By Thee faithful vigil keeps
By Thee faithful vigil keeps.

3. Hovering oíer the hallowed stable
Choirs of Angels carols sing,
Glory, glory in the highest,
Hail to Thee, O Christ our King!
Hail to Thee, O Christ our King!

4. Shepherds, leave your flocks, and hasten
To adore, on bended knee;
Wrapped in swaddling clothes your Saviour
Israelís Shepherd, ye shall see.
Israelís Shepherd, ye shall see.

5. Children, year by year with gladness
Keep Christís birthday feast anew,
Sing His praise with loving voices,
Who was born a Babe for you.

Who was born a Babe for you.

6. Hail, sweet Baby, Child of Mary,
Hail, King Davidís Royal Son,
Singing carols round Thy cradle,
We adore Thee, Holy One.
We adore Thee, Holy One.

Sheet Music from Edgar Pettman, ed., Modern Christmas Carols (London: Weekes & Co., 1892), #24:

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Note from Pettman: No. XXV.óTo be sung almost in a whisper; the chords to be semidetached and not too slow.

Sheet Music from Rev. Edgar Pettman, ed., The Westminster Carol Book (London: Houghton & Co., 1899), No. 18, p. 24.

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Sheet Music by Edgar Pettman from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #410

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