The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

See Jesus The Saviour

Appalachia, Collected by John Jacob Niles
The musical arrangement published by G. Schirmer is distributed by
Hal Leonard Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

No shelter for Mary who Jesus did carry,
    Ah!

See Jesus the Saviour asleep in the manger,
    Ah!

The sweet Virgin Mother with hay-loft above her,
    Ah!

The wise men at midnight did follow the stars light,
    Ah!

The shepherds came praying, the Scriptures obeying,
    Ah!

The angels did carol, the message to herald,
    Ah!

The ox and the sheep were kept from their sleep,
    Ah!

The Father on high looked down from the sky,
    Ah!

According to Niles', recorded in Index, Morgan County, Kentucky, May, 1913. It was usually sung to dulcimer accompaniment.

 

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