The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Once More The Sweet Melodious Sound

Words and Music: Samuel Wakely
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Editor's Note: Due to the complexity of the piece, the lyrics are not printed.

Compare: Melodious Sound

Source: W. A. Pickard-Cambridge, A Collection of Dorset Carols (London: A. W. Ridley & Co., 1926), #8

1. Once more the sweet melodious sound
Salutes our happy ears
The pleasing echo warbles round
    The pleasing echo warbles round
Shepherds dismiss your fears, your fears
    Shepherds dismiss your fears
    Shepherds dismiss your fears
    Shepherds dismiss your fears.

2. Behold a bright celestial band
Commission'd from above,
Visits our dark benighted land
    Visits our dark benighted land
With tidings fraught with love, with love
    With tidings fraught with love
    With tidings fraught with love.
    With tidings fraught with love

3. Welcome ye sons of glorious light
Welcome the news they bring
    Welcome the heart reviving sight,
Of our immortal, immortal King
    Of our immortal King,
    Of our immortal King,
    Of our immortal King

4. All hail, this celebrated day,
Hail the great Prince of Peace
Let every heart due homage pay
    Let every heart due homage pay
And praises never, never cease,
    And praises praises never cease
And praises never cease,
    praises never cease.

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