O Sing a Joyous Carol

O sing a joyous carol Unto the Holy Child

Author: Alfred Young
Tune: [Oh! sing a joyous carol]
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh! sing a joyous carol
Unto the holy child,
And praise with gladsome voices
His Mother undefiled;
Our youthful voices greeting
Shall hail our Infant King;
And our sweet Lady listens
When children's voices sing.

2 Who is there meekly lying
In yonder stable poor?
Dear children it is Jesus:
He bids you now adore.
Who is there kneeling by Him,
In virgin beauty fair?
It is our Mother, Mary,
She bids you all draw near.

3 Who is there near the manger
That guards the Holy Child?
It is the great Saint Joseph,
Chaste Spouse of Mary mild:
Dear children, oh! how joyful
With them in heav'n to be!
God grant that none be missing
From that festivity.

Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #19

Author: Alfred Young

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Text Information

First Line: O sing a joyous carol Unto the Holy Child
Title: O Sing a Joyous Carol
Author: Alfred Young
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Carols for a Merry Christmas and a Joyous Easter #d18

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Hymns and Songs for Catholic Children #28

Hymns used by the Pupils of the Sisters of Notre Dame #d173

Hymns, Carols and Chants for the Sunday School Children of St. Ignatius' Church #d65

Laudate Hymnal and Choir Book #d79

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Laudis Corona #19

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Sunday School Hymn Book #151

The Complete Sodality Manual and Hymn Book #d62

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