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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Author: Henry W. Longfellow Appears in 101 hymnals Lyrics: ... I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols ... Topics: Christ Advent and Birth; Christ Advent and Birth Scripture: Zechariah 9:10 Used With Tune: [I heard the bells on Christmas day]

Sing We Now of Christmas

Meter: Appears in 14 hymnals First Line: Sing we now of Christmas, Noel sing we here Refrain First Line: Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel Lyrics: 1 Sing we now of Christmas, Noel, sing we here! Hear ... , Noel! Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel! 2 ... Topics: liturgical Songs of Response Text Sources: Traditional French carol

Love Came Down at Christmas

Author: Christina G. Rossetti Meter: Appears in 58 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love divine; ... Love was born at Christmas; star and angels gave the ... Topics: Christian Year Christmas; Christian Year Christmas Used With Tune: GARTAN


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Composer: H. Walford Davies (1869-1941) Appears in 13 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 32313 23136 53213 Used With Text: O little town of Bethlehem


Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Sources: Hauser's Hesperian Harp, 1858 (alto and treble); Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music Part Second, 1820 Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 11554 33321 3211 Used With Text: Christmas Hymn


Composer: Amos Munson Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Sources: Read's The Columbian Harmonist No. 2, 1801 Tune Key: G Major Used With Text: Christmas


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Uncommon Christmas Carols

Publication Date: 1941 Publisher: Schmitt, Hall & McCreary Company Publication Place: Minneapolis Editors: John Cozens

A Book of Christmas Carols

Publication Date: 1963 Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers Publication Place: New York, Evanston and London Editors: Robert De Cormier; Haig Shekerjian; Regina Shekerjian

Christmas Customs and Carols

Publication Date: 1941 Publisher: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co. Publication Place: Winona Lake, Indiana Editors: Ruthella Rodeheaver


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O little town of Bethlehem

Author: P. Brooks (1835-1893) Hymnal: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #88b (1987) Lyrics: ... us today! We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings ... Topics: Christmas 1 The Incarnation; God, Saviour Born (Christmas Seasonal) Tune Title: CHRISTMAS CAROL

Christmas Hymn

Hymnal: An American Christmas Harp #5 (2009) Meter: First Line: A virgin unspotted the prophets foretold Refrain First Line: Then let us be merry, cast sorrows away Languages: English Tune Title: CHRISTMAS HYMN


Hymnal: An American Christmas Harp #37 (2009) Meter: First Line: O wonder of wonders astonish'd I gaze Tune Title: CHRISTMAS


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George Frideric Handel

1685 - 1759 Person Name: G. F. Handel Composer of "[While shepherds watched their flocks by night]" in Triumphant Songs No.3 George Frederick Handel; b. 1685, Halle, Germany; d. 1759, London, England Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882 Person Name: Henry W. Longfellow Author of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" in Baptist Hymnal 1991 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth , D.C.L. was born at Portland, Maine, Feb. 27, 1807, and graduated at Bowdoin College, 1825. After residing in Europe for four years to qualify for the Chair of Modern Languages in that College, he entered upon the duties of the same. In 1835 he removed to Harvard, on his election as Professor of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres. He retained that Professorship to 1854. His literary reputation is great, and his writings are numerous and well known. His poems, many of which are as household words in all English-speaking countries, display much learning and great poetic power. A few of these poems and portions of others have come into common use as hymns, but a hymn-writer in the strict sense of that term he was not and never claimed to be. His pieces in common use as hymns include:— 1. Alas, how poor and little worth. Life a Race. Translated from the Spanish of Don Jorge Manrique (d. 1479), in Longfellow's Poetry of Spain, 1833. 2. All is of God; if He but wave His hand. God All and in All. From his poem "The Two Angels," published in his Birds of Passage, 1858. It is in the Boston Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, &c. 3. Blind Bartimeus at the gate. Bartimeus. From his Miscellaneous Poems, 1841, into G. W. Conder's 1874 Appendix to the Leeds Hymn Book. 4. Christ to the young man said, "Yet one thing more." Ordination. Written for his brother's (S. Longfellow) ordination in 1848, and published in Seaside and Fireside, 1851. It was given in an altered form as "The Saviour said, yet one thing more," in H. W. Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855. 5. Sown the dark future through long generations. Peace. This, the closing part of his poem on "The Arsenal at Springfield," published in his Belfrey of Bruges, &c, 1845, was given in A Book of Hymns, 1848, and repeated in several collections. 6. Into the silent land. The Hereafter. A translation from the German. 7. Tell me not in mournful numbers. Psalm of Life. Published in his Voices of the Night, 1839, as "A Psalm of Life: What the heart of the Young Man said to the Psalmist." It is given in several hymnals in Great Britain and America. In some collections it begins with st. ii., "Life is real! Life is earnest." The universal esteem in which Longfellow was held as a poet and a man was marked in a special manner by his bust being placed in that temple of honour, Westminster Abbey. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907), p. 685 =======================

William J. Kirkpatrick

1838 - 1921 Person Name: Wm. J. Kirkpatrick Composer of "[Ring the merry, merry Christmas bells]" in Worship and Service


A Burgundian Christmas Carol Series: Christmas. Guitar: Yes. Suitable for Children: Yes. Instrument…
This short, jaunty piece for Christmas is suitable for children. The narrative text follows a group…
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