See Amid The Winter’s Snow (Humility – 4 Verses) – Organ

See Amid The Winter’s Snow Lyrics

See, amid the winter’s snow,
Born for us on Earth below,
See, the tender Lamb appears,
Promised from eternal years.
Hail, thou ever blessed morn,
Hail redemption’s happy dawn,
Sing through all Jerusalem,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Lo, within a manger lies
He who built the starry skies;
He who, throned in height sublime,
Sits among the cherubim.
Refrain

Sacred Infant, all divine,
What a tender love was Thine,
Thus to come from highest bliss
Down to such a world as this.
Refrain

Teach, O teach us, Holy Child,
By Thy face so meek and mild,
Teach us to resemble Thee,
In Thy sweet humility.

Meter: 77 77 And Refrain – Hymns Without Words. Lyricist: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878) – Hymns Without Words. Public Domain.

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A Carolling! A Carolling! (Ellacombe – 3 Verses) – Organ

A Carolling! A Carolling! Lyrics

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the Saviour’s birth;
Of shepherds and of angels,
Of peace on all the Earth.
A carolling! A carolling!
The songs so full of joy.
Sing with the heav’nly choir above
That praised the infant boy.

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the guiding star;
Of shepherds and of wise men
Of how they journeyed far.
A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of that glorious day
When God came down to our world,
A baby in the hay.

A carolling! A carolling!
A story of God’s love:
The Christ child in the manger,
Who came from up above.
A carolling! A carolling!
Our song will never end,
Till every person, everywhere,
Knows Jesus Christ as friend.

Meter: 76 76 D. Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Ellacombe ~ Recording

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Let the church bells ring out (Moody – 3 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Let the church bells ring out ‘cross the Earth,
To tell the world of the Saviour’s birth.
The joyful songs by the people sung,
proclaim the birth of the holy One.

Star shining bright at the ending day,
Led men to where the infant Christ lay,
They worshipped Him in those days of old,
With their gifts of myrrh, incense and gold.

Still we today, with a joyful cry,
Lift hearts to voices up to the sky,
The bells that ring out across the earth,
Proclim the news of the Saviour’s birth.

Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Let The Church Bells Ring Out (Moody – 3 Verses) – Organ by Richard M S Irwin

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Moody
  • Meter: 99 99
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Daniel Brink Towner (1850 – 1919)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900061
  • UID: 5060707370580

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Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne (Margaret) – Organ/Trumpet Descant

Lyrics ~ 5 verses

Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown,
When Thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

Heaven’s arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But of lowly birth didst Thou come to earth,
And in great humility.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

The foxes found rest, and the birds their nest
In the shade of the forest tree;
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of God,
In the deserts of Galilee.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

Thou camest, O Lord, with the living word
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn, and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

When the heavens shall ring, and the angels sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home, saying “Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee.”
My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

Meter: 10 8 11 8 and Refrain. Lyrics by Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliot (1836 – 1897). Public Domain.

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  • Tune: Margaret composed by Timothy Richard Matthews (1826 – 1910). Public Domain
  • Descant © Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955).
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900060

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Angels Are Singing (Emmanuel Now 5 Verses) – Piano and SATB or Woodwind and Strings

Lyrics

1. Angels are singing high up in heaven,
Church bells are ringing on earth down below.
The world’s celebrating the birth of the Christ-child.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
His glory does show.

2. Shepherds in fields were watching and waiting.
God’s angel singing, and all heavens ring.
He told them how God’s light would banish the darkness.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All worship the king!

3. Bright star is shining high in the night sky.
Stopped o’er the stable where Jesus, He lay.
The babe in the manger, God’s love and God’s glory.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All fol-low the star.

4. Softly and gently, Mary is singing,
We kneel to praise Him with Kings from afar.
The oxen are lowing, as all join in worship.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
Asleep in the hay.

5. Lifting our voices, we sing out praises
With heav’nly choirs our worship we bring.
We tell the great story of Jesus the Saviour.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Emmanuel, Emmanuel Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Meter: 10 10 12 13 5. The Lyrics for Angels Are Singing are Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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  • Tune: Emmanuel Now, composed by Greg Scheer and arranged by Richard M S Irwin.
  • Music Copyright © 2010 Greg Scheer. Arrangement Copyright © 2019 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC: UKTU21900057.

Angels Are Singing (Emmanuel Now 5 Verses) – Piano, Woodwind And Strings by Richard M.S. Irwin

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Alleluia Sing To Jesus To The Manger Praises Bring (Calon Lân – 5 Verses) – Organ

Alleluia Sing To Jesus To The Manger Praises Bring Lyrics

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
To the manger praises bring;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Praises to the infant King!
Alleluia, sing your praises,
Sing them loud to Christ the King!
Alleluia, sing your praises,
To his feet your tribute bring!

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Songs of praises to the boy;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Songs of love and songs of joy!
Alleluia . . .

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Join the others at his Birth;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Son of God come down to Earth!
Alleluia . . .

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Ox and ass have gath-ered round;
Alleluia, lift your voic-es,
Standing now on hallowed ground!
Alleluia . . .

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Joining with the heav’nly host;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!
Alleluia . . .

Meter: 87 87 D. Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.

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Alleluia, Sing To Jesus! To The Manger Praises Bring (Calon Lân – 5 Verses) – Organ by Richard M.S. Irwin

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Alleluia Sing To Jesus To The Manger Praises Bring by Colin Gordon-Farleigh should not be confused with Alleluia Sing To Jesus by William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898).

An Angel Appeared To The Shepherds (Brycheiniog – 4 Verses) – Small Ensemble

An Angel Appeared To The Shepherds Lyrics

An angel appeared to the shepherds
As they tended their sheep on that night,
Foretold of the birth of the Saviour,
Who would banish the dark with His Light.

He told of a sign that would guide them
To the place where the infant would lay;
For God placed a star in the heavens
As a sign on that first Christmas Day.

So leaving their sheep far behind them,
With the star shining brightly above,
They followed the sign to a stable,
Where they worshipped God’s mercy and love.

They knelt at the altar of heaven,
All their gifts and their praises did bring,
Though they saw the tiniest baby,
All their worship was poured on a King.

Meter: 76 76. Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy – 4 Verses) – Organ

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence ~ Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Meter: 87 87 87. Attributed to St James The Just in the Litany of St James, translated by Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885). Public Domain.

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy – 4 Verses) – Orchestra

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Meter: 87 87 87. Attributed to St James The Just in the Litany of St James, translated by Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885). Public Domain.

Picardy ~ Recording Orchestra

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On This Day Earth Shall Ring (Personent Hodie, Organ, 4 Verses)

On This Day Earth Shall Ring : Lyrics

English : Lyrics

1. On this day earth shall ring
with the song children sing
to the Lord, Christ our King,
born on earth to save us;
him the Father gave us.
Sing to Christ our Lord, Sing to Christ our King,
Sing a loud: “Gloria in excelsis Deo!”

2. His the doom, ours the mirth;
when he came down to earth,
Bethlehem saw his birth;
ox and ass beside him
from the cold would hide him.
Refrain

3. God’s bright star, o’er his head,
Wise Men three to him led;
kneel they low by his bed,
lay their gifts before him,
praise him and adore him.
Refrain

4. On this day angels sing;
with their song earth shall ring,
praising Christ, heaven’s King,
born on earth to save us;
peace and love he gave us.
Refrain

latin : Lyrics

1. Personent hodie
voces puerulae,
laudantes iucunde
qui nobis est natus,
summo Deo datus,
et de virgineo ventre procreatus.

2. In mundo nascitur,
pannis involvitur
praesepi ponitur
stabulo brutorum,
rector supernorum.
perdidit spolia princeps infernorum.

3. Magi tres venerunt,
parvulum inquirunt,
Bethlehem adeunt,
stellulam sequendo,
ipsum adorando,
aurum, thus, et myrrham ei offerendo.

4. Omnes clericuli,
pariter pueri,
cantent ut angeli:
advenisti mundo,
laudes tibi fundo.
ideo gloria in excelsis Deo.

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