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Woman in the Night

Author: Brian Wren, 1936- Meter: 5.5.5.5 D Appears in 9 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 Lyrics: 1 Woman in the night, spent from giving birth, guard our precious light; peace is on the earth! Woman in the crowd, creeping up behind, touching is allowed: seek and you will find! Refrain: Come and join the song, women, children, men. Jesus makes us free to live again! 2 Woman at the well, question the Messiah; find your friends and tell: drink your heart's desire! Woman at the feast, let the righteous stare; come and go in peace; love him with your hair! [Refrain] 3 Woman in the house, nurtured to be meek, leave your second place, listen, think and speak! Women on the road, from your sickness freed, witness and provide, joining word and deed: [Refrain] 4 Women on the hill, stand when men have fled; Christ needs loving still, though your hope is dead. Women in the dawn, care and spices bring, earliest to mourn; earliest to sing! [Refrain] Used With Tune: NEW DISCIPLES
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Still the night, holy the night!

Author: Stopford Augustus Brooke (1832-1916); Joseph Mohr (1792-1848) Meter: Irregular Appears in 8 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 Lyrics: 1 Still the night, holy the night! Sleeps the world; hid from sight, Mary and Joseph in stable bare watch o'er the child belovèd and fair, sleeping in heavenly rest, sleeping in heavenly rest. 2 Still the night, holy the night! Shepherds first saw the light, heard resounding clear and long, far and near, the angel-song, 'Christ the Redeemer is here!' 'Christ the Redeemer is here!' 3 Still the night, holy the night! Son of God, O how bright love is smiling from thy face! Strikes for us now the hour of grace, Saviour, since thou art born! Saviour, since thou art born! Original German text: 1 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Alles schläft; einsam wacht nur das traute heilige Paar. Holder Knab im lockigten Harr, Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! 2 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, Hirten erst kundgemacht! Durch der Engel Halleluja tönet es laut von fern und nah: Christ der Retter ist da! Christ der Retter ist da! 3 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund da uns schlägt die rettende Stund, Christ, in deiner Geburt! Christ, in deiner Geburt! Topics: Life in Christ Christ Incarnate - Christmas and Epiphany Used With Tune: STILLE NACHT Text Sources: alt. Revised Church Hymnary, 1927

Holy Child Within the Manger (Carol at the Manger)

Author: Marty Haugen, b. 1950 Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 7 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 First Line: Holy Child within the manger Topics: Christmas Used With Tune: JOYOUS LIGHT

Where Shepherds Lately Knelt

Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 Meter: 12.12.10.10 Appears in 7 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:1-16 First Line: Where shepherds lately knelt and kept the angel's word Used With Tune: MANGER SONG

And all the angels sang for him

Author: Joy Webb (b. 1932) Meter: Irregular Appears in 3 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:1-16 First Line: It was a starry night when the hills were bright Topics: Christ Incarnate Christmas and Epiphany Used With Tune: A STARRY NIGHT
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Joy to the World!

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: 8.6.8.6 D Appears in 1,718 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:11-15 First Line: Joy to the world! the Lord is come Lyrics: 1 Joy to the world! the Lord is come: let earth its praises bring; Let every heart prepare Christ room, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven and nature sing. 2 Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns! Let all their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat the sounding joy. 3 Christ rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove The glories of God's righteousness and wonders of God's love, and wonders of God's love, and wonders, wonders of God's love. Topics: Christmas; Jesus Christ Birth and Infancy Used With Tune: ANTIOCH
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Crown him with many crowns

Author: Matthew Bridges Appears in 720 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 Lyrics: 1 Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne; hark, how the heav'nly anthem drowns all music but its own: awake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee, and hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity. 2 Crown him the Virgin's Son, the God incarnate born, whose arm those crimson trophies won which now his brow adorn: Fruit of the mystic Rose, as of that Rose the Stem; the Root, whence mercy ever flows, the Babe of Bethlehem. 3 Crown him the Lord of love; behold his hands and side, those wounds, yet visible above in beauty glorified: no angel in the sky can fully bear that sight, but downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright. 4 Crown him the Lord of peace, whose pow'r a sceptre sways from pole to pole, that wars may cease, absorbed in prayer and praise: his reign shall know no end, and round his piercèd feet fair flow'rs of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet. 5 Crown him the Lord of years, the Potentate of time, Creator of the rolling spheres, ineffably sublime. All hail, Redeemer, hail! for thou hast died for me; thy praise shall never, never fail throughout eternity. Topics: Year A Advent 2; Year A Easter 2; Year B Advent 4; Year B Christ the King; Year B Easter 2; Year B Second Sunday Before Lent; Year C Easter 2; Year C Easter 6; Years A, B, and C Ascension Day; Years A, B, and C Christmas 2; Years A, B, and C Christmas Day; Ascensiontide; Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; Redemption and Salvation Used With Tune: CORONA
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There's a Song in the Air

Author: Josiah G. Holland Meter: 6.6.6.6.12.12 Appears in 179 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:7-16 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 through 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! Amen. Topics: Jesus Christ Birth Used With Tune: CHRISTMAS SONG
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Love Came Down at Christmas

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) Meter: 6.7.6.7 Appears in 59 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 Lyrics: 1 Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas -- star and angels gave the sign. 2 Worship we the Godhead, love incarnate, love divine; worship we our Jesus -- what shall be our sacred sign? 3 Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine; love to God and neighbour, love for prayer and gift and sign. Topics: Christmas; Love; Epiphany Used With Tune: HERMITAGE Text Sources: rev. Hymns for Today's Church
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Hail, Holy Queen

Meter: 8.4.8.4 with refrain Appears in 53 hymnals Scripture: Luke 2:19 First Line: Hail, holy Queen enthroned above Refrain First Line: Triumph, all ye cherubim Lyrics: 1 Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria! Hail, Queen of mercy and of love, O Maria! Refrain: Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim! Heav'n and earth resound the hymn: Salve, salve, salve, Regina! 2 Our life, our sweetness here below, O Maria! Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria! [Refrain] 3 As exiles all to you we cry, O Maria! Come, soothe with hope our misery. O Maria! [Refrain] 4 Turn then, most gracious advocate, O Maria! Toward us your eyes compassionate, O Maria! [Refrain] 5 O gentle, loving, holy one, O Maria! Make us each day more like your Son, O Maria! [Refrain] 6 And when from death to life we've passed, O Maria! Show us your Son, our Lord, at last, O Maria! [Refrain] Topics: Mary; Night Prayer Antiphon inHonor of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Devotions Rosary; The Liturgical Year Mary, the Holy Mother of God; The Liturgical Year The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15); The Liturgical Year Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) Used With Tune: SALVE REGINA COELITUM Text Sources: Vs. 1, 2, 5 and refrain tr. anon. in Roman Hymnal, 1884; Vs, 3, 4, 6, para

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