Christen People, Christmas-Morn
Words: George Radcliffe Woodward
Setting of Caro Liet' Amato Dý by Charles Wood
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Source: Charles Wood and George Ratcliffe Woodward, eds., An Italian Carol Book (London: The Faith Press, Ltd., 1920), #5
1. Christen people, Christmas-morn
Up and view
Where the king of bliss is born.
Let the Star,
When o'er frith and fen
Led the holy men
Point the way
That ye may
On this day
Worship Mary's Babe as they.
2. Seek ye, with the herds a-field,
There with them
Firstlings of your flock to yeild.
There give ear
To the Seraph throng
'Peace on earth, Good-will,' they cry
Through the sky
3. Sith, to save mankind forlorn,
God most High'st,
Condescendeth to be born,
To his greater praise,
Have a mind
Heart and voice to raise,
And anon let Mass be sung,
Bell be run,
Jesu's Name on every tongue.