The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Come, Ye Christians All

Words: J. T. Lightwood

Music: Old French
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol 630, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir), 1916

1. Come, ye Christians all,
Hear ye news of peace today
Brought from over sea,
Hear the news I say.

Chorus
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Sing the Saviour's birth,
For the time of sorrow has gone by,
And joy has come on earth.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Sing with heart and voice,
For the Lord of Glory has come down
To make all hearts rejoice.

2. Up among the hills,
Shepherds o’er their gentle sheep,
Through the silent night,
Faithful guardance keep. Chorus

3. Hark! A voice is heard,
‘Tidings good of joy so great,
Bring I now to you,
Down from heaven’s gate." Chorus

4. Then the heavenly choir,
Answer make in night so still,
‘Glory be to God,
And to men good will.’ Chorus

5. Now to Bethlehem,
Come the Kings with offerings rare
See! A manger mean,
Who is lying there? Chorus

6. ‘Tis the Lord of Glory,
From His house above the sky,
Come to bring salvation,
That man no more may die. Chorus

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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