Now Carol We, And Carol We
For Christmas, For Epiphany
Words: English Traditional
Music: None Known
Meter: 86 86 (CM)
Now Carol we, and Carol we,
And Hallelujah sing;
Peace be on earth, good will to men,
Glory to God our King.
1. The Lamb that ere the world began
Was crucified for sin,
Which for to suck his Mother's milk
This day did first begin. Burden.
2. The Angel's joy pronounc'd his birth,
The Shepherds ran to look,
A star did guide the pilgrimage
Three wise Men undertook. Burden.
3. Jacob's Glory, the Gentile's Light,
In a stable poor they sought;
To him as God, as King, as Man,
Gold, incense, myrrh, they brought. Burden.
4. Herod did range, Rachel did weep,
The Innocent was slain;
To penance faults the Babe exiles;
He dies! they cry again. Burden.
5. Thou openest Heaven, thou quenchest Hell,
Thou rentest Temple veil:
Our God, our King, our Spokesman, Judge,
Our solemn Heir, all hail! Burden.
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