The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Nowell! Nowell! Now Hearken Well

For Christmas

Words: Anonymous

Music: Dr. Ferris Tozer

Source: Edgar Pettman, ed., The Westminster Carol Book (London: Houghton & Co., 1899), Carol No. 46, p. 62.

1. Nowell! Nowell!
Now hearken well,
Ye people here below,
Ye people here below,
In songs of praise,
Your voices raise,
In songs of praise,
Your voices raise,
Let hearts with gladness glow.

2. Nowell! Nowell!
Ring joyful bell,
While loud the angels sing,
While loud the angels sing,
For Christ is born,
This happy morn,
For Christ is born,
This happy morn,
Good news to all they bring.

3. Nowell! Nowell
O'er hill and dell,
Let faithful hearts draw nigh,
Let faithful hearts draw nigh,
Be not afraid,
For He is laid,
Be not afraid,
For He is laid,
Where ox and ass do lie.

4. Nowell! Nowell!
There greet ye well,
The Babe of David's line,
The Babe of David's line,
Who reigns above,
From manger throne,
Who reigns above,
From manger throne,
In majesty Divine!

 

Sheet Music from Edgar Pettman, ed., The Westminster Carol Book (London: Houghton & Co., 1899), Carol No. 46, p. 62.

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