The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In Sorrow And In Want

Words: Dean Farrar

Music: J. F. Bridge, Mus. Doc
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #611, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. In sorrow and in want,
Amid the winter wild,
The Mother Maid, in Bethlehem's Inn,
Brought forth her first-born Child.
Be glad, ye humble souls,
Sing songs upon your way;
With heart and voice rejoice, rejoice,
Your Lord is born today!
Your Lord is born today
Today in love for you,
The choirs of Heaven are sounding forth,
Their joyous Hallelu!

2. For Him the shepherds band
Have left their lonely fold!
The star-led worshippers for Him
Bring incense, myrrh, and gold.
For Him the midnight skies
Flash forth with angel wings,
That little Babe in manger laid
He is the King of kings!
He is the King of kings!
He came, He came to save!
Where is thy sting, O bitter Death?
Thy victory, O grave?

3. He came with royal grace,
His choicest gifts to give,
In tenderness of love
He came To teach our souls to live.
He came in lowly grief,
To suffer and to die,
That we might rise from sin and death,
To live with Him on high,
To live with Him on high,
In realms of light above,
And join the souls His cross hath saved
In hymns of endless love.

4. Low lies Thy cradled Head,
Thou blessed Child Divine,
The wreath of thorns must twine around
That tender brow of Thine!
But love, and life, and home,
Through Thee are dearer far,
And lives of mortal men may be
As pure as angels are,
As pure as angels are;
Then join their angel lay,
With heart and voice, rejoice, rejoice,
Your Lord is born today.

Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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