Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella

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1 Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella!
Bring a torch, to the cradle run!
It is Jesus, good folk of the village;
Christ is born and Mary's calling;
Ah! ah! beautiful is the Mother!
Ah! ah! beautiful is her Son!

2 It is wrong when the Child is sleeping
It is wrong to talk so loud;
Silence, all, as you gather around.
Lest your noise should waken Jesus.
Hush! hush! see how fast He slumbers;
Hush! hush! see how fast He sleeps!

3 Softly to the little stable.
Softly for a moment come;
Look and see how charming is Jesus,
How he is warm, his cheeks are rosy.
Hush! hush! see how the Child is sleeping;
Hush! hush! see how He smiles in dreams.

Source: The Worshipbook: Services and Hymns #319

Translator: E. Cuthbert Nunn

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First Line: Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Translator: E. Cuthbert Nunn
Meter: Irregular
Source: Traditional French carol
Copyright: Public Domain



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