Chanticleer's Carol

Author: William Austin

Austin, William. A lawyer of Lincoln's Inn in the time of Charles I. His widow, Ann Austin, published in 1635, his Devotionis Avgvstinianae Flamma. This contains 3 carols for Christmas Day, 3 poems for Good Friday, 1 for tbe Annunciation, and a poem by himself in anticipation of his own death. They are all of merit, and 4 may be found reprinted in Days & Seasons, 3rd ed., 1857, London, Mozley. In the Harleian manuscript Kalph Crane's A Handful of Celestial Flowers contains other hymns, one of which, with Austin's initials, has been printed by Farr in his Select Poetry of James I. It begins, "What a gracious God have we." The popular carol-- "All this night bright Angels sing, Never was such carolling." No. xli. in Bramley and Stainer'… Go to person page >

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First Line: All this night shrill chanticleer
Title: Chanticleer's Carol
Author: William Austin
Source: From 'An Handfull of Celestial Flowers,' manuscribed by Ralph Crane, in 'Ancient English Christmas Carols,' Edith Rickert, 1910
Publication Date: 1967
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Cambridge Hymnal #142

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