The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Behold! The Day Is Come

Words and Music: English Traditional
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Source: W. A. Pickard-Cambridge, A Collection of Dorset Carols (London: A. W. Ridley & Co., 1926), #21

1. Behold the day is come,
And heav'nly hosts appear,
    And heav'nly hosts appear,
Angels to shepherds testify
The King of Glory near.
    Angels to shepherds testify
    The King of Glory near.
The King of Glory near.

2. Arise, rejoice and sing
With hymns of sacred mirth;
    With hymns of sacred mirth;
For Christ the Lord this day is born;
So celebrate His birth.
    For Christ the Lord this day is born;
    So celebrate His birth.
So celebrate His birth.

3. Behold! He comes with peace
To us and all mankind;
    To us and all mankind;
In Bethle'em city humbly born
The Saviour meek we find.
    In Bethle'em city humbly born
    The Saviour meek we find.
The Saviour meek we find.

4. Glory to God on High,
And Heavenly peace on earth!
    And Heavenly peace on earth!
Goodwill to men, to Angels joy,
At our Redeemer's Birth.
    Goodwill to men, to Angels joy,
    At our Redeemer's Birth.
At our Redeemer's Birth.

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