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The First Nowell

Meter: Irregular Appears in 363 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 First Line: The first Nowell the angel did say Refrain First Line: Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell Lyrics: 1 The first Nowell the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields where they lay, keeping their sheep, On a cold winter's night that was so deep. Refrain: Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Born is the King of Israel. 2 They lookèd up and saw a star Shining in the east, beyond them far, And to the earth it gave great light And so it continued both day and night. [Refrain] 3 And by the light of that same star, Three wise men came from country far; To seek for a king was their intent, And to follow the star wherever it went. [Refrain] 4 This star drew nigh to the northwest, O'er Bethlehem it took its rest, And there it did both stop and stay Right over the place where Jesus lay. [Refrain] 5 Then entered in those wise men three, Full reverently upon their knee, And offered there in his presence, Their gold and myrrh and frankincense. [Refrain] 6 Then let us all with one accord Sing praises to our heav'nly Lord: Who with the Father we adore And Spirit blest for evermore. [Refrain] Topics: Christmas; Epiphany Used With Tune: THE FIRST NOWELL Text Sources: English Carol, 17th C.
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We Three Kngs of Orient Are

Author: John H. Hopkins Appears in 279 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:1-13 First Line: We three kings of Orient are Refrain First Line: O star of wonder, star of night Lyrics: 1 We three kings of Orient are; Bearing gifts we traverse afar, Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star. Refrain: O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light. 2 Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain, Gold I bring to crown him again, King forever, ceasing never, Over us all to reign. [Refrain] 3 Frankincense to offer have I, Incense owns a Deity nigh; Prayer and praising, all men raising, Worship him, God on high. [Refrain] 4 Myrrh is mine its bitter perfume Breathes a life of gathering gloom, Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, Sealed in the stone cold tomb. [Refrain] 5 Glorious now behold him arise, King and God and Sacrifice; Alleluia, Alleluia! Sound thro' the earth and skies. [Refrain] Topics: Christmas; Epiphany; Story of Jesus; Nativity; Praise; Prayer Used With Tune: KINGS OF ORIENT
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There's a Song in the Air

Author: Josiah G. Holland Appears in 179 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:12-16 First Line: There's a song in the air! Lyrics: 1 There’s a song in the air! There’s a star in the sky! There’s a mother’s deep prayer, And a baby’s low cry! And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing, For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King! 2 There’s a tumult of joy O’er the wonderful birth, For the virgin’s sweet Boy Is the Lord of the earth. Ay! the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing, For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King! 3 In the light of that star Lie the ages impearled; And that song from afar Has swept over the world. Every hearth is aflame, and the beautiful sing In the homes of the nations that Jesus is King! 4 We rejoice in the light, And we echo the song That comes down thro' the night From the heavenly throng. Ay! we shout to the lovely evangel they bring, And we greet in His cradle our Savior and King! Topics: Christ Advent and Birth; Christ Advent and Birth Used With Tune: [There's a song in the air!]
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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Author: Gerard Moultrie, 1829-1885 Appears in 151 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 Lyrics: 1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence, And with fear and trembling stand; Ponder nothing earthly minded, For with blessing in his hand Christ our God to earth descending, Our full homage to demand. 2 King of kings, yet born of Mary, As of old on earth he stood, Lord of lords in human vesture, In the body and the blood, He will give to all the faithful His own self for heav'nly food. 3 Rank on rank the host of heaven Spreads its vanguard on the way, As the Light of Light descending From the realms of endless day, That the pow'rs of hell may vanquish As the darkness clears away. 4 At his feet the six wing'd seraph, Cherubim with sleepless eye, Veil their faces to the Presence, As with ceaseless voice they cry: "Alleluia, alleluia, Alleluia! Lord, most high!" Topics: Adoration of God; Christ the King; Christmas; Deliverance; Eucharistic Devotion; Jesus; Light Used With Tune: PICARDY Text Sources: Liturgy of St. James, 5th C.
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Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Author: John C. Mattes, 1876-1948; Gracia Grindal; Theodore Baker Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.7.6 Appears in 96 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 Topics: Biblical Names and Places Isaiah; Biblical Names and Places Jesse; Church Year Christmas; Love God's Love for Us Used With Tune: ES IST EIN' ROS' ENTSPRUNGEN Text Sources: German, 15th c.
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Adeste, Fideles

Author: John F. Wade, c. 1711-186 Meter: Irregular with refrain Appears in 72 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 First Line: Adéste, fidéles, laiti triumpántes Refrain First Line: Venite adoremus Lyrics: 1 Adéste, fidéles, laeti, triumphántes, Venite, venite in Béthlehem. Natum vidéte, Regem angelórum, Veníte adorémus, veníte adorémus, veníte adorémus Dóminum. 2 Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lúmine, Gestant puellae viscera. Deum verum, génitum non factum. Veníte adorémus, veníte adorémus, veníte adorémus Dóminum. 3 Cantet nunc io, chorus angelórum, Cantet nunc aula caeléstium. Glória, glória in excélsis Deo. Veníte adorémus, veníte adorémus, veníte adorémus Dóminum. 4 Ergo qui natus die hodiérna, Jesu, tibi sit glória. Patris aeterni Verbum caro factum. Veníte adorémus, veníte adorémus, veníte adorémus Dóminum. Topics: Christmas Used With Tune: ADESTE, FIDELES
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Stille Nacht

Author: Joseph Mohr Meter: Irregular Appears in 65 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 First Line: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Lyrics: 1 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Alles schläft, einsam wacht Nur das traute, heilige Paar. Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar: Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! 2 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht Lieb aus deinem göttlichen Mund, Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund: Jesus, in deiner Geburt! Jesus, in deiner Geburt! 3 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Hirten erst kundgemacht; Durch der Engel Alleluja Tönt es laut von fern und Nah: Jesus der Retter ist da! Jesus der Retter ist da! Topics: Christmas Used With Tune: STILLE NACHT
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Silent Night

Author: Jane Montgomery Campbell, 1817-1878; Joseph Mohr, 1792-1848 Meter: Irregular Appears in 64 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 First Line: Silent night! Holy night! Lyrics: 1 Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin mother and child; Holy infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. 2 Silent night! Holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight: Glories stream from heaven afar, Heav'nly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the Savior is born! Christ, the Savior is born! 3 Silent night! Holy night! Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. Topics: Christmas; Light Used With Tune: STILLE NACHT

Twas in the Moon of Winter Time

Author: St. Jean de Brébeuf, 1593-1649; Jesse Edgar Middleton, 1872-1960 Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.8 with refrain Appears in 36 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 Refrain First Line: Jesus your king is born! Topics: Christmas; Christmas; Epiphany Used With Tune: UNE JEUNE PUCELLE
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Child in the manger

Author: Mary Macdonald, 1789-1872; Lachlan Macbean, 1853-1931 Meter: 5.5.5.3 D Appears in 25 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:14-16 Lyrics: 1 Child in the manger, infant of Mary; outcast and stranger, Lord of all! Child who inherits all our transgressions, all our demerits on him fall. 2 Once the most holy child of salvation gently and lowly lived below; now, as our glorious mighty Redeemer, see him victorious over each foe. 3 Prophets foretold him, infant of wonder; angels behold him on his throne; worthy our Saviour of all their praises; happy for ever are his own. Topics: Christmas; Humility; Hymns Specially Suitable for Children; Jesus Christ Incarnation; Jesus Christ Redeemer; Prophetic Witness; Refugee/Outcast; Salvation Used With Tune: BUNESSAN

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