The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Noel, Noel

A New Christmas Carol

Alternate Title: 'Tis The Day, The Blessed Day

Words: Traditional (English)

Music: Ancient Melody
Arranged by Sir John Stainer
/ Noteworthy Composer

1. 'Tis the day, the blessed day,
On which our Lord was born,
And sweetly do the sunbeams gild,
The dew bespangled thorn.
The birds sing through the heavens clear,
The breezes gently play,
And song and sunshine lovely,
Begin this Holy Day.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Noel, Noel, Noel,
Now hear the salutation
Of Angel Gabriel

2. In a humble feeding trough,
Within a lowly shed,
With cattle at His Infant feet,
And shepherds at His head,
The Savior of this sinful world,
In innocence first lay,
And wise men made their off'ring,
Upon a Holy Day. Chorus

3. He will save the perishing,
Will waft the sighs to heav'n.
Of guilty men, who truly seek,
And weep to be forgiv'n
And Intercessor still He shines,
And men to Him should pray,
Before His alter meekly,
Upon this Holy Day. Chorus

4. Flowers, we see, bloom fair again,
Though all their life seems shed.
Thus we shall rise to life once more,
Though numbered with the dead.
Then may our station be near Him
To whom we worship pay.
And offer hearty praises,
Upon this Holy Day. Chorus

Sheet Music from Henry Ramsden Bramley and John Stainer, Christmas Carols New and Old, Third Series (London: Novello, Ewer & Co., ca 1878), Carol #54.

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