The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Nazareth

Alternate Title: Though Poor Be The Chamber

Words: H. F. Chorley

Music: C. Gounod

Source: Carol #740, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

Though poor be the chamber,
Come here, come and adore:
Lo! the Lord of Heaven
Hath to mortals given
Life for evermore
Life for evermore,
Life for evermore.

Shepherds, whose flocks were folded around you,
Tell what was told by Angel voices near,
To you this night is born
He who will guide you
Through paths of peace to living waers clear!

Though poor be the chamber,
Come here, come and adore:
Lo! the Lord of Heaven
Hath to mortals given
Life for evermore.

Kings from a far land draw near and behold Him,
Led by the beam whose warning bade ye come;
Your crowns cast down, in robe royal enfold Him,
Your King descends to earth from brighter home.

Though poor be the chamber,
Come here, come and adore:
Lo! the Lord of Heaven
Hath to mortals given
Life for evermore.

Winds to the cedars proclaim the joyful story,
Wave of the sea, the tidings bear afar:
The night is gone!
Beholding all my glory.
All broad and bright rises th'Eternal morning Star.

Though poor be the chamber,
Come here, come and adore:
Lo! the Lord of Heaven
Hath to mortals given
Life for evermore
Life for evermore,
Life for evermore.

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

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