The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

There Dwelt In Old Judea

Words: Unknown

Music: J. P. Harding and
Robert Jackson

Carols 171 and 675, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. There dwelt in old Judea,
A maiden fair to see,
The mother mild and undefiled,
Of a blessed babe was she.

Chorus
Oh! Noel sing Noel1
And merry be alway,
For Christ was born in the early morn
Christ was born in early morn,
All on a Christmas day,
All on a Christmas day.2

2. And as the infant Jesus,
Lay on His lowly bed,
A circle bright of heavenly light,
Shone round about His head. Chorus

3. The shepherds bowed before Him,
While angels swift did fly,
On blest employ, with songs of joy
To fill the starry sky. Chorus

4. For this was Prince Emmanuel,
Who laid aside His crown,
And all to win our souls from sin,
Unto the earth came down. Chorus

5. Now Christ, my dear Redeemer,
I give my heart to Thee;
For, by my word, this loving Lord
Shall be the Lord of me. Chorus

Notes:

1. Or: Sing Noel, sing Noel, Return

2. Some versions do not repeat this line. Return

Verse 5 found in The Parish School Hymnal (Philadelphia: Board of Publication of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1926), #36.

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Sheet Music by J. P. Harding from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), #171
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Sheet Music by Robert Jackson from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), #675
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Sheet Music from The Parish School Hymnal. Philadelphia: Board of Publication of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1926, #36

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