Hark, The Celestial Hills Around
For the Christmas-tide
Words: English Traditional
Music: Not Stated
Source: A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), p. 30.
Hark! the celestial hills around,
Behold the star of glory crown'd;
Then down to Bethlehem we'll go,
Our Saviour he is born,
Let hills and valleys ring,
And echo fills, the sky,
Then down to Bethlehem we'll go ;
Glory to God on high
The first line was found on an Adobe PDF file related to the Firth Ballads at the University of Sheffield. Unfortunately, access was restricted to those with an account at that University.
The Firth Ballads are collection that consists of 7 bound volumes containing around 500 ballads from the personal library of Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936). See a description at the University of Sheffield Library: Firth Ballads-Sheffield. A part of the collection can be seen at the Bodleian Library's Ballads collection, Firth Ballads-Bodleian. Several books by and about Sir Firth can be seen at Google Books, Charles Harding Firth-GB, and at the Internet Archive, Charles Harding Firth-IA.
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