The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Up! Good Christen Folk, and Listen

Words: George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1901

Tune from Piae Cantiones, 1582
Arrangement by G. R. Woodward

Ding-dong, ding:
Ding-dong, ding-dong:

1. Up! good Christen folk, and listen
How the merry church bells ring,
And from steeple
Bid good people
Come adore the new-born King:

2. Tell the story how from glory
God came down at Christmastide,
Bringing gladness,
Chasing sadness,
Show'ring blessings far and wide.

3. Born of mother, blest o'er other,
Ex Maria Virgine,
In a stable
('Tis no fable),
Christus natus hodie.

Sheet Music from George Ratcliffe Woodward, The Cowley Carol Book, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., 1902, Revised and Expanded Edition 1929), Carol #29
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