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Tune Information

Incipit: 53135 65531 35654
Key: E♭ Major/F Major or modal
Source: German carol; German Christmas Song, 15th Century


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #949
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3398
Text: Joseph Dearest
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 16 of 16)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #949ScoreAudio
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #77
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #527
Lutheran Worship #54c
Rejoice in the Lord #354TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #150
Sing the Faith #2099
Small Church Music #1467Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #185
The Cyber Hymnal #3398TextScoreAudio
The Faith We Sing #2099TextFlexScorePage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #105Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #45Text
Worship (3rd ed.) #396Text
Worship (4th ed.) #418
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #71
Include 10 pre-1979 instances