The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Up, Up, Pierre

For Christmas

Words: Haut, Haut Peyrot, Traditional Bearnaise Nol
Words translated by K.W. Simpson

Music: Traditional Bearnaise Nol

Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #68, pp. 2-3.

1. Up, up Pierre, awaken!
Dost hear that magic sound?
How canst thou sleep unshaken
By all this joy around?
Hear the clarion's note resounding,
(Cries my heart The shepherds play)
See above, with light surrounding,
Brave Orion in the way!
See the Pleiades astounding,
(Like lovely flowers are they!)

2. I hear a voice below me
..Where Bethle'm city lies!
O Pierre and can'st thou show me
..Where eager Guiilhelm flies?
Let us run in eager hieing,
..Seeking Jesus, whom we love!
Cradled there, mid cattle lying,
..Mary's Son, from heaven above:
Bringing now a hope undying,
..To us that hopeless stove!

3. Arnaud, with joy afire,
Sound now thy bugle sweet!
The glorious Messiah
Marc, with your viol, greet!
An it please you, lift your praises,
Mary, Joseph, clear and far!
Joandon the fanfare raises,
Guilhelm soundeth his guitar!
Hear the echo through earth's places:
'NOEL! THE SAVIOUR!'

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #68, pp. 2-3.

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