The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

What Joyful News To Us Are Told

Words and Music: English Traditional
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Editor's Note: Due to the complexity of the piece, the lyrics are not printed.


Source: W. A. Pickard-Cambridge, A Collection of Dorset Carols (London: A. W. Ridley & Co., 1926), #10

1. What joyful news to us are told
A Saviour promis'd long
    A Saviour promis'd long!
The glorious Child let us behold
To Him address our song
    To Him address our song
The glorious Child let us behold,
To Him address our song.

2. While Angels tune their harps above
To sing Messiah's birth,
Let us proclaim our Saviour's love,
Which brought us peace on earth.

3. The Prince of Peace, the mighty God,
All-wonderful, all-wise,
Vouchsated to leave His bright abode
His empire in the skies.

4. We will exalt our voices high;
To Jesus we will sing,
With shouts of praise to God on high,
Our Saviour and our King.

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