The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Gentle Saviour, Day And Night

Words: Unknown; Translation by Rev. S. Baring-Gould

Music: French Flanders

Source: Carol #121, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Gentle Saviour, day and night,
Ride three princes great in might,
Over mountain, over plain,
Thee a-seeking, Thee a-seeking,
Over mountain, over plain,
Thee a-seeking, gentle Child.

2. Gaspar, Melchior, Balthazar,
Those three princes from afar,
Gold and myrrh, and incense bear
For an offering, for an offering,
To the sweet and gentle Child.

3. Gentle Saviour in the cold,
In the dark with gifts of gold,
Those three princes at the door
Stand a-knocking, stand a-knocking,
Thee to worship, gentle Child.

4. Enter princes, from the night!
Here, within, is warmth and light,
Jesus smiles, His hands outspreads
For the offerings, for the offerings,
Praise to Him, the gentle Child.

5. Joseph, sweet the stable clean,
Strew the straw,, though all is mean.
Here the Temple, here the Throne,
Here the Altar, here the Altar,
Of our King, this gentle Child.

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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Sheet Music from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Churchh (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #120

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