The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sing We Merry Christmas

Words: Rev. C. T. Bowen

Music: Rev. C. T. Bowen
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Source: Carol 219, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Sing we merry Christmas
Christmas blithe and free,
Time of holy gladness,
Mirth and minstrelsy.
Hark! The merry Church bells
Ringing joyously;
Hailing with sweet music
Christís nativity.

2. Haste we to His temple,
Wreath our garlands green;
Deck each arch and column,
Stall and alter-screen:
Gloria in excelsis
Hark, the angels sing!
Gloria in excelsis
To our Infant King.

3. Priest and choir and people,
Join in concert all;
Sing your loudest praises
At our festival.
Joy for us poor exiles,
On this happy morn;
Jesus Christ Emmanuel
Of Davidís line was born.

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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Sheet music from A. B. Goodrich, ed., A New Service And Tune Book For Sunday Schools (New York: Gen. Prot. Episc. S. S. Union and Church Book Society, 1863, New Edition, Enlarged, 1866), #144, p. 129.

Sheet Music from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #1

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