The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hark, Shepherds, How The Angels Sing

Words and Music: English Traditional
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Editor's Note: Due to the complexity of the piece, the lyrics are not printed.


Source: W. A. Pickard-Cambridge, A Collection of Dorset Carols (London: A. W. Ridley & Co., 1926), #28

1. Hark, Shepherds, how the Angels sing
For joy that Christ is born,
    For joy that Christ is born,
A spotless Virgin did Him bring,
    A spotless Virgin did Him bring,
Into the world this morn.

2. A Saviour's come, by saints foretold.
Born of a spotless maid,
Foreshown by prophecies of old,
And in a manger laid.

3. Wise men from far, led by a star,
Which was their faithful guide,
At length did come where Jesus lay;
Then Him they glorified.

4. 4 'Glory to God,' arise and sing,
And usher in this morn:
Hark how the heavenly air doth ring,
That Jesus Christ is born!

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