The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Carol, Brothers, Carol

For Christmas

Words and Music: Rev. W. A. Muhlenberg

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Source: Carol 79, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

Carol, brothers, carol, carol joyfully,
Carol the good tidings, carol merrily;
And pray a gladsome Christmas
For all good Christian men.
Carol, brothers, carol, Christmas Day again.

1. Carol, but with gladness,
Not in songs of earth;
On the Saviour's birthday
Hallowed be our mirth;
While a thousand blessings
Fill our hearts with glee,
Christmas day we'll keep,
The Feast of Charity. Chorus

2. At the merry table,
Think of those who've none,
The orphan and the widow
Hungry and alone.
Bountiful your offerings
To the alter bring;
Let the poor and needy
Christmas carols sing. Chorus

3. Listening angel music,
Discord sure must cease
Who dare hate his brother
On this day of peace?
While the heavens are telling
To mankind good will,
Only love and kindness
Every bosom fill. Chorus

4. Let our hearts, responding
To the seraph band,
With this morning's sunshine
Bright in every land:
Word, and deed, and prayer
Speak the grateful sound,
Telling "Merry Christmas"
Al the World around. Chorus

Sheet Music: Carol 79, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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Sheet Music from John Clark Hollister, ed., The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), #13, p. 30-2.

Sheet music from A. B. Goodrich, ed., A New Service And Tune Book For Sunday Schools (New York: Gen. Prot. Episc. S. S. Union and Church Book Society, 1863, New Edition, Enlarged, 1866), #145, pp. 130-1.

Editor's Note:

See the notes under Shout The Glad Tidings.

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