The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hail, Gentle Jesus

Words and Music: J. G. A.
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #320

1. Hail, gentle Jesus,
On Mary’s breast;
Hail to you, holy angels,
Lulling your Lord to rest.

Refrain:
Jesus, Jesus;
Hail Gentle Jesus.

2. Hail, Mother Mary,
Maid undefiled;
With a sweet murmur soothing
Jesus, thy Holy Child. Refrain

3. Hail, Son of Mary,
Verily Thou art Man;
Yet with the Father Thou wert
Long ere the Heavens began. Refrain

4. Hail, King of Angels;
Verily Thou art God;
Hiding Thy wondrous glory,
In this poor flesh and blood. Refrain

5. Hail, simple shepherds,
Lying upon the cold earth;
Warm’d by the breath of angels
Singing of Jesus’ birth. Refrain

6. Hail, little manger,
Throne of the King of Kings,
Song of Thy endless glory,
Through the wide heaven rings. Refrain

Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #320

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