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Good People, Give Ear

Good people, give ear

Author: J. Barmby
Tune: [Good people, give ear]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Good people, give ear,
As we sing loud and clear
Our song of a Christmas morning.
In Jewry of old,
As the prophets foretold,
A glory came down to the earth:
And angels on high
Sang loud from the sky,
So we may have gladness and mirth.

2 O list, young and old,
As we sing in the cold,
Our song of a Christmas morning.
It was cold on the plains,
Where a few silly swains
Were watching their flocks in the night;
But a glory shone round,
And sweet music did sound,
And the welkin was filled with delight.

3 Awake ye, and hear
For your solace and cheer,
Our song of a Christmas morning.
Anon were they ’ware
That an angel stood there,
And Fear not, said he, nor be sad;
For a Savior is born
To a world that was lorn,
And therefore ye all may be glad.

4 O hear, great and small—
And God bless you all—
Our song of a Christmas morning.
There came in due time
From a far eastern clime
Certain wise men led on by a star;
Their gifts they unrolled,
Myrrh, incense, and gold,
And bore the glad tidings afar.

5 Now peace to you all
And deliverance from thrall
On this blessèd Christmas morning.
Our story is told,
You have heard it of old,
We sing the same song every year;
But it ever is new
To hearts that are true:
May God of His grace send you cheer!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10168

Author: J. Barmby

Barmby was a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Vicar of Pittington, Durham. His works include: Plays for Young People, with T. Rogers (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Company, 1880) © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Good people, give ear
Title: Good People, Give Ear
Author: J. Barmby
Source: Carols Old and Carols New, by Charles L. Hutchins (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10168
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