The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sing, All Men!

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

Sing all, men! 'tis Christmas morning,
Jesus Christ the Son's a-borning.

Refrain
Heigh, the holly! Ho, the heather!
Carol voices all together!

Come ye brave, and come ye strong,
Repend your sings, give up your wrong. Refrain

In that manger all alone,
The virgin mother did atone. Refrain

Seek not earthly power and pelf,
But thro' your Jesus save yourself. Refrain

See the ox and see the kine,
And see afar the heavenly sign. Refrain

He who came to earth so low,
Soon to man's estate will grow, Refrain

And upon the cruel tree,
Will die in place of you and me. Refrain

According to Niles' notes, this song was recorded from the singing of Amanda Hogarthy, Georgetown pike, near Lexington, Kentucky, in the fall of 1912.

 

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