Little Jesus, sweetly sleep (Rocking)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Rocking
  • Meter: 10 7 88 77
  • Verses: 2
  • Style: Traditional Czech Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown originally collected by Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown traditional Czech
  • Translator: Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Carol – Little Jesus, sweetly sleep – Lyrics

Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not stir
We will lend a coat of fur
We will rock you, rock you, rock you
We will rock you, rock you, rock you
See the fur to keep you warm
Snugly round your tiny form.

Mary’s little baby, sleep, sweetly sleep
Sleep in comfort, slumber deep
We will rock you, rock you, rock you
We will rock you, rock you, rock you
We will serve you all we can
Darling, darling little man.

Jesus, name above all names

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Style: Popular
  • Church Year: Advent
  • Composer: Naida Hearn (1944 – 2001)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Naida Hearn (1944 – 2001)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1974 Scripture in Song/Maranatha!Music Administered by: CopyCare P.O. Box 77, Hailsham BN27 3EF UK [email protected]
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Jesus, good above all others (Quem pastores)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Quem pastores
  • Meter: 88 87
  • Verses: 5
  • Style: Carol
  • Composer: Unknown Harmonised by Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • This version arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936) after Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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Carol – Jesus, good above all others – Lyrics

Jesus, good above all other,
Gentle Child of gentle mother,
In a stable born our Brother,
Give us grace to persevere.

Jesus, cradled in a manger,
For us facing every danger,
Living as a homeless Stranger,
Make we Thee our King most dear.

Jesus, for Thy people dying,
Risen Master, death defying,
Lord in Heav’n, Thy grace supplying,
Keep us by Thine altar near.

Jesus, Who our sorrows bearest,
All our thoughts and hopes Thou sharest,
Thou to man the truth declarest;
Help us all Thy truth to hear.

Lord, in all our doings guide us;
Pride and hate shall ne’er divide us;
We’ll go on with Thee beside us,
And with joy we’ll persevere!

I saw three ships come sailing in

Carol – I saw three ships come sailing in – Lyrics

  1. I saw three ships come sailing in,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
    I saw three ships come sailing in,
    On Christmas day in the morning.
  2. And what was in those ships all three?
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
    And what was in those ships all three?
    On Christmas day in the morning.
  3. Our Saviour Christ and his lady
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
    Our Saviour Christ and his lady,
    On Christmas day in the morning.
  4. Pray whither sailed those ships all three?
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
    Pray whither sailed those ships all three?
    On Christmas day in the morning.
  5. Oh, they sailed into Bethlehem,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
    Oh, they sailed into Bethlehem,
    On Christmas day in the morning.
  6. And all the bells on earth shall ring,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
    And all the bells on earth shall ring,
    On Christmas day in the morning.
  7. And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
    And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
    On Christmas day in the morning.
  8. And all the souls on earth shall sing,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
    And all the souls on earth shall sing,
    On Christmas day in the morning.
  9. Then let us all rejoice, amen,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
    Then let us all rejoice, amen,
    On Christmas day in the morning.

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: I saw three ships
  • Meter: 88 88
  • Style: Traditional English Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional English Melody from Hymnal: Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern (1833)
  • Adapted by arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955).
  • Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

Leanabh an àigh (Bunessan)

  • Tune: Bunessan
  • Meter: 55 54 D
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Celtic, Scottish, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Ma­ry M. Mac­don­ald (1789-1872)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

An English translation can be found here: Child in a manger

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Carol – Leanabh an àigh – Lyrics

Leanabh an àigh, an Leanabh aig Màiri
Rugadh san stàball, Rìgh nan Dùl;
Thàinig do’n fhàsach, dh’fhuiling ’n ar n-àite
Son’ iad an àireamh bhitheas dhà dlùth!

Ged a bhios leanabain aig rìghrean na talmhainn
An greadhnachas garbh is anabarr mùirn,
’S geàrr gus am falbh iad, ’s fasaidh iad anfhann,
An àilleachd ’s an dealbh a’ searg san ùir.

Cha b’ionann ’s an t-Uan thàinig gur fuasgladh
Iriosal, stuama ghluais e’n tùs;
E naomh gun truailleachd, Cruithfhear an t-sluaigh,
Dh’éirich e suas le buaidh o ùir.

Leanabh an àigh, mar dh’aithris na fàidhean;
’S na h-àinglean àrd’, b’e miann an sùl;
’S E ’s airidh air gràdh ’s air urram thoirt dhà
Sona an àireamh bhitheas dhà dlùth.

Silent Night (Stille Nacht)

  • Tune: Stille Nacht
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Traditional German, Carol
  • Composer: Franz Grüber (1787 – 1863)
  • Arrangement based on Grüber’s original guitar score: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin.
  • Lyricist: Joseph Francis Mohr (1792 – 1848)
  • Translator: John Freeman Young (1820 – 1885)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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Carol – Silent Night – Lyrics

English

Silent night, holy night.
All is calm, all is bright,
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child;
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night.
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born,
Christ, the Saviour is born.

Silent night, holy night.
Son of God, love’s pure light,
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace:
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

German

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht!
Alles schläft, einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh,
Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Hirten erst kundgemacht
Durch der Engel Hallelujah,
Tönt es laut von fern und nah,
Christ, der Retter ist da,
Christ, der Retter ist da!

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb aus Deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund,
Christ, in Deiner Geburt,
Christ, in Deiner Geburt!

While shepherds watched (Winchester Old) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Winchester Old
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Renaissance Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Christopher Tye (c.1505 – before 1573) from Thomas Este’s Psalter (1592)
  • Lyricist: Nahum Tate (1652 – 1715)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Carol – While shepherds watched – Lyrics

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground;
the angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around.

“Fear not!” said he, (for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind):
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring
to you and all mankind.”

“To you, in David’s town, this day
is born of David’s line
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
and this shall be the sign:”

“The heavenly babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
all meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
and in a manger laid.”

Thus spake the seraph and forthwith
appeared a shining throng
of angels praising God, who thus
addressed their joyful song:

“All glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace;
good will henceforth from heaven to men
begin and never cease!”

The First Noel

Lyrics

The first Noel, the angels say
To Bethlehem’s shepherds as they lay.
At midnight watch, when keeping sheep,
The winter wild, the light snow deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

The shepherds rose, and saw a star
Bright in the East, beyond them far,
Its beauty gave them great delight,
This star it set now day nor night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

Now by the light of this bright star
Three wise men came from country far;
They sought a king, such their intent,
The star their guide where’er it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

Then drawing nigh to the northwest,
O’er Bethlehem town it took its rest;
The wise men learnt its cause of stay,
And found the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: The First Nowell
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Composer: Unknown traditional English melody
  • Arranger: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: William Sandy (1792 – 1874)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

See amid the winter’s snow (Humility – Oxford)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Humility (Oxford)
  • Meter: 77 77 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Composer: John Goss (1800 – 1880)
  • Lyricist: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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Carol | 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

Say, ye holy shepherds,say,
What your joyful news today;
Wherefore have ye left your sheep
On the lonely mountain steep?
Refrain

“As we watched at dead of night,
Lo, we saw a wondrous light:
Angels singing ‘Peace On Earth’
Told us of the Saviour’s birth.”
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

See Him lying on a bed of straw (Calypso Carol)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Calypso Carol
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional Caribbean, Calypso, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer and Lyricist: Michael Arnold Perry (1942 – 1996)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1965 Michael Perry/Jubliate Hymns.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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