The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Ye Men Lost and Forsaken

For Christmas

Words and Music: Anonymous. Known by 1926.

1. O ye men lost and forsaken
Through the guilt of Adam's fall
Now let joy and hope awaken
Echoes in the hearts of all

For today was born to save us
Babe divine whom heaven gave us
   Glory to God, Glory to God,
   Glory to God in the highest.

2. Angels' voices sweetly singing
Over Bethlehem were heard
All the heavens echoed ringing
Flocks and shepherds were bestirred
And they came and knelt before Him
Full of gladness to adore Him
   Glory to God, Glory to God,
   Glory to God in the highest

3. O, what mystery unsealed
Lord Thou showest from the Crib
Love and wisdom there revealed
Angels praise with trembling lip
By Thy golden star Thou shinest
In the lowly Crib reclinest
   Glory to God, Glory to God,
   Glory to God in the highest

Sheet Music
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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Collected by Joseph F. Keimig (1918-2013) during his time as a student at Marianist Preparatory School, Beacon, N.Y. or as a Brother of the Society of Mary (S.M. or Marianists), a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers. Authorship and exact date unknown. Text transcribed from hand-written sheet music or other notes.

Noteworthy Composer sheet music created by Douglas D. Anderson and released to the public domain.

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