Words: Rev. G. R. Woodward
doth blossom Jesse's stem,
And beareth fruit in Bethlehem:
O welcome tidings for mankind,
Sweet solace for the troubled mind.
Saviour comes the world to aid,
The Word of God true flesh is made:
The Lord's own day for all and some,
Welcome the time that now is come.
sweetly Mary Christ doth child,
Yet bideth maiden undefiled:
Sun, moon and stars, O clap your hands,
And sing for gladness, all ye lands.
shepherds, leave your flocks withal,
And hasten to the manger-stall:
See there in crib the new-born King!
And with th' angelic chorus sing.
on, ye kings, from Saba far,
Follow the guidance of the star:
With bended knee and loving cheer
Give presents to that Babe so dear.
bless we holy Trinity,
The which hath dealt so lovingly;
To Jesus, Son of Mary maid,
By every tongue be homage paid.
Music from Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 715
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