Tell, O Shepherds!
Old Polish Noel (W Zlobie Lezy)
English words written for the tune by D. N. Y.
Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #159, pp. 40-41.
Tell, O shepherd's, tell the story
Of the wonders ye have seen;
Of the King of grace and glory
Cradled in a shippon mean;
Of th'incarnate Word most holy,
Lying In the stall so lowly.
Cum Marie a Virgine.
How ye heard the angels singing
Canticles of holy mirth;
Ev'ry hill and vale a-ringing
With the chorus 'Peace on earth
Peace and love end full salvation
Now is come to all creation.
Christus natus hodie.
He whom Seer and Prophet hoary,
Long fortold in time afore,
Lo, is here in fullest glory,
To abide for evermore.
Holy Babe we bow before Thee.
And on bended knee adore Thee.
Reddens laudes Domino.
Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #159, pp. 40-41.
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