The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Cowley Carol Book

George Ratcliffe Woodward, Mus. Doc.,

First Series, Expanded and Enlarged, Preface To First Series
London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., ca. 1902

Second Series, Preface To Second Series
London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., ca. 1912

A copy has been scanned and posted at the IMSLP-Petrucci Music Library: Cowley Carol Book.

Table Of Contents

The First Series

A Babe Is Born In Bethlehem - Version 3, #1

Blessed Be That Maid Marie, #2

Childing Of A Maiden Bright, #3

Christ Was Born on Christmas Day - Version 1, #4

Come, Listen To My Story, #5

Earth Today Rejoices, #6

From Church To Church, #7

Gabriel's Message Does Away - Version 2, #8

God Loved The World, #9

Good King Wenceslas, #10

Hail! Jesu Christ, Blessed For Aye, #11

In Dulci Jubilo - Woodward, #12 (First and Second Tunes)

In The Ending Of The Year, #13

Nowell! Nowell! Good News I Tell, #14 (First and Second Tunes)

Young And Old Must Raise The Lay, #15

O'er The Hill And O'er The Dale, #16 (O'er The Hill And O'er The Vale)

On The Birthday Of The Lord - Version 2, #17

Royal Day That Chasest Gloom, #18

The Noble Stem Of Jesse, #19

There Came Three Kings (From Eastern Land), #20

The Son Of God Is Born For All, #21

To Us Is Born A Little Child - Version 2, #22

To Us Is Born A Little Child, #23

Today The Light Of Angels Bright, #24

Unto Us Is Born A Son, #25

Whom Of Old The Shepherds Praised, #26

Make We Joy Now In This Fest, #27

Earthly Friends Will Change And Falter, #28 (First and Second Tunes)

Up Good Christen Folk and Listen, #29

Here Is Joy For Every Age, #30

Sweet Was The Song The Virgin Sung, #31

Lo! A Wonder-star Doth Shine, #32

Hail! Babe, Of God The Very Son, #33

An Infant Lay Within A Shed, #34

Come, Rock The Cradle For Him, #35

A Day, A Day of Glory, #36

Eastern Monarchs, Sages Three,#37

Would'st Thou Magnify The Story, #38

Ad cantum leticie, #40 (English lyrics: "Love and hope of heav'nly rest")

Touching Grace, We Princes Three, #41

Patrem parit filia, #42

Carols 43-59 relate to Easter;
Carols 63-65 relate to Ascension;
All are omitted from this listing.

The Second Series

A Virgin Most Pure, #66

King Jesus Hath A Garden, #67

Shepherds, In The Field Abiding, #68

To Bethlem Shepherd-brethren Ran, #69

Descend From Heav'n, Ye Angels, Come, #70

Psallite unigenito, #71

A Star Doth Bedizen, #72

Wo, Jesu, Is Me, #73

Of These Four Letters Sing Will I, #74

Through Gabriel His Message Mild, #75

Today Maiden Mary, Foretold By The Seer, #76

In Bethlehem City, On Christmas-day Morn, #77

Whom The Sire of Heavn Begot, #78

The Hymn For Conquering Martyrs Raise, #79

Welcome, Christmas, Welcome Here, #80

Iure plaudant omnia, #81

Saint Joseph, Meek And Mild, #82

Ah! Lord God, The World's Creator, #83

Bethlehem-Juda, 'Twas There On A Morn, #84

Ever-Virgin Undefiled, #85

Whenas The Word Divine Had Found, #86

Joy! Joy! From Every Steeple, #87

There Joseph On His Sleeping Lay, #88

Listen, Lordings, Unto Me, #89

I Heard An Infant Weeping, #90

One Yule-night, As Abed I Lay, #91

Dawn Of Jacob's Star Inciteth, #92

Carols 93-102 relate to Passion-tide, Easter, and the Ascension; They are omitted from this listing.

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