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Tune Information

Incipit: 11155 67111 77656
Key: D Major
Source: Besancon Carol


People, Look East

People, look east. The time is near
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east and sing today;
Love, the guest, is on the way.

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Chantons, bergers, noel, noel


Instances (1 - 32 of 32)

A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #222

Ancient and Modern #47

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #90

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #211

Chalice Hymnal #142

Christian Worship #722

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #281

Common Praise (1998) #91

Common Praise #35

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #557

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #248

Gather (3rd ed.) #409

Gather Comprehensive #318

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #337

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #105

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #83

Lutheran Service Book #481

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #361

Presbyterian Hymnal #12

Singing Our Faith #99

The Covenant Hymnal #138


The Cyber Hymnal #6299


The United Methodist Hymnal #202

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #26

Voices United #9

With One Voice #626

Wonder, Love, and Praise #724

Worship (3rd ed.) #359

Worship (4th ed.) #398

Worship and Rejoice #161

Worship in Song #56

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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