The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

On Christmas Night

For Christmas

Words: On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, Attributed to Bishop Luke Waddinge (1628- ca. 1691), Bishop of Ferns, Ireland
A Smale Garland of Pious and Godly Songs (Ghent, 1684)

This is one of many variants of this carol;
See
On Christmas Night - Notes and On Christmas Night - Sheet Music.

Three verses of 10 lines.

Music: Arthur Henry Brown
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML

Source: Henry Ramsden Bramley and John Stainer, Christmas Carols New and Old (London: Novello, Ewer & Co., ca 1878), Carol #56.

1. On Christmas night true Christians sing
To hear what news the angel bring
News of great joy, cause of great mirth
Good tidings of the Saviour's birth
Good tidings of the Saviour's birth
The King of kings to us is given,
The Lord of earth and King of heaven;
Angels and men with joy may sing,
To see and bless this newborn King,
To see and bless this newborn King.

2. Angels with joy sing in the air,
No music may with theirs compare;
While prisoners in their chains rejoice
To hear the echoes of that voice.
To hear the echoes of that voice.
So now on earth can men be sad,
When Jesus comes to make us glad;
From sin and hell to set us free,
And buy for us our liberty
And buy for us our liberty.

3. Let sin depart, while we His grace,
And glory see in Jesus' face;
For so shall we sure comforts find
When thus this day we bear in mind.
When thus this day we bear in mind.
And from the darkness we have light,
Which makes the Angels sing this night:
"Glory to God, His peace to men,
Both now and evermore.
Both now and evermore." Amen.

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

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Sheet Music by Arthur H. Brown from Charles R. Hutchins, Christmas Carols Old And New (Boston: Parish Choir, #230)
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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