Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern: Including the Most Popular in the West of England, and the Airs to which They are Sung. Also Specimens of French Provincial Carols. With an Introduction and Notes

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William Sandys
R. Beckley, 1833 - Carols - 188 pages
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Page 147 - To you, in David's town, this day Is born, of David's line, The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord ; And this shall be the sign : 4 " The heavenly babe you there shall find To human view displayed, All meanly wrapped in swathing bands, And in a manger laid.
Page lxxxii - I shall see him, but not now ; I shall behold him, but not nigh : there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Page 148 - Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith Appeared a shining throng Of angels praising God, who thus Addressed their joyful song: "All glory be to God on high, And to the earth be peace; Good-will henceforth from heaven to men Begin and never cease.
Page 144 - Prince of peace ! Hail, the Sun of righteousness ! Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings : Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die ; Born to raise the sons of earth ; Born to give them second birth.
Page 147 - Fear not," said he, — for mighty dread Had seized their troubled mind, — " Glad tidings of great joy I bring To you and all mankind.
Page 48 - And if they hap to fail of these, They plague them with their warrants : But now they feed them with good cheer, And what they want they take in beer, For Christmas comes but once a year, And then they shall be merry.
Page 123 - Joseph was an old man, And an old man was he, When he wedded Mary In the land of Galilee.
Page 143 - Glory to the new-born KINO. Amen Christmas. Hymn 48. (SECOND TuNE). X "Glory to GOD in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men." HARK I the herald angels sing Glory to the new-born KING, Peace on earth, and mercy mild, GOD and sinners reconciled.
Page 144 - Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord, Late in time behold him come Offspring of a Virgin's womb...
Page xliv - A man might then behold , At Christmas, in each hall Good fires to curb the cold, And meat for great and small. The neighbours were friendly bidden, And all had welcome true, The poor from the gates were not chidden, When this old cap was new.

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