The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christmas Morning

(Alternate Title: In The Early Morning, Early)

Words: Unknown

Music: George Edgar Oliver, Carol 297
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
W. Borrow, Carol 5
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer/ PDF

Source: Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir), 1916, Carol #5

1. In the early morning, early,
Ere the dawn was even nigh,
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Glory be to God on High.
When the crown-like stars were lustrous,
When the dew was on the sod,
Sang the angels to the shepherds,
Sang the choristers of God.

2. To the humble Bethlehem shepherds,
On the first glad Christmas morn,
Sand the choir of God angelic,
"Christ, the Son of God, is born."
When the dew was white and pearly,
Flashed a light across the sky,
In the early morning, early,
"Glory be to God on high."

3. Glory in the heavens eternal,
Upon earth be glory, too,
For the day of grace hath broken,
And a King is born to you.
In the early morning, early,
"Glory be to God on high"
Rang the sound of angels harping
Through the stilly listíning sky.

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins
George Edgar Oliver, Carol 297

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W. Borrow, Carol 5

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