The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Winds Were Wailing

Words: Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould

Music: Lesneven
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #288, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. The winds were wailing o'er the wold,
The frosted earth lay white,
The stars were sparkling keen and cold
All in the wintry night:
When lo! the heavens blazed as gold.
And all was radiant light.

Noel! Noel! the Babe is born
In Bethlehem this day.

2. The shepherds crouching o'er the fire
On pipes of straw did play;
When lo! broke forth the angel-choir
And night was turned to day.
The heavens rejoice! Let earth admire
The tidings they did say. Chorus

3. For unto us a Child is come,
A King of David's race,
With peace to every hearth and home,
And men in every place;
For Satan's cruel reign is done,
Begun the reign of Grace. Chorus

4. Unite, ye Christian people all,
In hymns of holy mirth;
Bring voice of praise, and supplicant call,
Emmanuel on earth!
Behold the manger, prostrate fall,
And hail the heavenly Birth. Chorus

Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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