Words: George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1901
Tune from Piae Cantiones, 1582
Arrangement by G. R. Woodward
1. Up! good Christen folk, and listen
How the merry church bells ring,
And from steeple
Bid good people
Come adore the new-born King:
2. Tell the story how from glory
God came down at Christmastide,
Show'ring blessings far and wide.
3. Born of mother, blest o'er other,
Ex Maria Virgine,
In a stable
('Tis no fable),
Christus natus hodie.
Sheet Music from George Ratcliffe Woodward,
The Cowley Carol Book, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd.,
1902, Revised and Expanded
Edition 1929), Carol #29
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