The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

See, The Morning Fair And Bright

Words: Unknown

Music: Arthur H. Brown
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #226, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. See, the morning fair and bright
Hail the Saviour come to save
All mankind from endless night!
On this day Himself He gave;
Left His Father's throne above,
Crown'd with mercy, peace, and love.

Hark! The herald angels sing;
Make the heav'nly mansions ring;
All the hosts of heav'n proclaim
Christ is born, Christ is born,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

2. Shepherds watching for the morn,
Heard the heavenly angels sing
Tidings great, “This day is born
Israel's long-expected King!
For a sign, the heavenly Babe
In a manger now is laid.” Chorus

3. See the Eastern Sages led
By the Star which graced the morn,
To the place where oxen fed,
There the great I AM was born;
There they saw the Son of God,
Come to shed His precious blood. Chorus

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

Sheet Music from Arthur Henry Brown, ed., In Excelsis Gloria-Carols for Christmastide (London: Thomas Bosworth & Co., 1885), Carol #8, pp. 16-17.

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Also found in A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), p. 45-46.

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