The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance

Words: Quelle est cette odeur agréable
Traditional French Carol
Translator: A. B. Ramsay

Music: Quelle est cette odeur agréable, Patrick Forbes
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Sheet music available at RoDeby Music Company

1. Whence is the goodly fragrance flowing,
Stealing our senses all away,
never the like did come a-blowing,
Shepherds, in flow'ry fields of May,
Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing,
Stealing our senses all away.

2. What is that light so brilliant, breaking
Here in the night across our eyes.
Never so bright, the day-star waking,
Started to climb the morning skies!
What is that light so brilliant, breaking,
Here in the night across our eyes.

3. Bethlehem! there in manger lying,
Find your Redeemer haste away,
Run ye with eager footsteps vieing!
Worship the Saviour born today.
Bethlehem! there in manger lying,
Find your Redeemer haste away.

 

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