The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

From Sky Above

Source: Janet E. Tobitt, ed., The Ditty Bag (New York: Janet E. Tobitt, 1946), p. 51

Words: Charlotte Carlin

Music: German Carol

1. From sky above, O angels come.
    Eia, eia, susanni, susanni, susanni,
Come sing and strum, come pipe and drum,
    Alleluja, alleluja, Of Jesus sing and Mary.

2. Come now without your instruments,
    Eia, eia, susanni, susanni, susanni,
Have violins and harps in hand,
    Alleluja, alleluja, Of Jesus sing and Mary.

3. The voice of the lute should sound soft and sweet,
    Eia, eia, susanni, susanni, susanni,
So that the Child may fall asleep,
    Alleluja, alleluja, Of Jesus sing and Mary.

4. On earth be peace, fraternity,
Eia, eia, susanni, susanni, susanni,
Praise God in all eternity.
Alleluja, alleluja, Of Jesus sing and Mary.

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