On Christmas night all Christians sing (Sussex Carol)

Lyrics

On Christmas night all Christians sing
To hear the news the angels bring;
On Christmas night all Christians sing
To hear the news the angels bring;
News of great joy, news of great mirth,
News of our merciful King’s birth.

Then why should men on earth be sad
Since our Redeemer made us glad;
Then why should we on earth be sad
Since our Redeemer made us glad;
When from our sin, He set us free
All for to gain our liberty.

When sin departs before Your grace
Then life and health come in its place;
When sin departs before Your grace
Then life and health come in its place;
Angels and men with joy may sing
All for to see the newborn King.

All out of darkness we have light
Which made the angels sing this night;
All out of darkness we have light
Which made the angels sing this night;
“Glory to God and peace to men
Now and forevermore. Amen.”

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Sussex Carol
  • Meter: 88 88 88
  • Style: Carol, Traditional English
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Original arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958).
  • This version with Trumpet Descant arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Phillips Brooks (1835 – 1893)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Joy to the world (Antioch)

Lyrics

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Saviour reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Antioch
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque, Carol
  • Composer: Georg Friderich Händel (1685 – 1759) adapted by Lowell Mason (1792 – 1872)
  • Arranger and descant by: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Church Year: Christmas, Easter
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain. Arrangement Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin
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Infant holy, infant lowly (Wzlobie Lezy)

Lyrics

Infant holy, infant lowly,
For His bed a cattle stall;
Oxen lowing, little knowing
Christ, the babe, is Lord of all.
Swift are winging, angels singing,
Noels ringing, tidings bringing:
Christ the babe is Lord of all.

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping
Vigil till the morning new
Saw the glory, heard the story,
Tidings of a gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,
Praises voicing greet the morrow:
Christ the babe was born for you.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Wzlobie Lezy
  • Meter: 87 87 88 77
  • Style: Traditional Polish, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Unknown traditional Polish
  • Translator: Edith Margaret Gellibrand Redd (1885 – 1933)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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In the bleak mid-winter (Cranham) – Organ

Lyrics

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Enough for him, whom cherubim worship night and day,
A breastful of milk, and a manger full of hay:
Enough for him, whom angels fall down before,
The ox and as and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
but his mother only, in her maiden bliss,
worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
if I were a wise man, I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him: give my heart.

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Cranham
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Victorian, Carol
  • Composer: Gustav Theodore Holst (1874 – 1934)
  • Lyricist: Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
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In dulci jublio

Carol – In dulci jubilo – Lyrics

English/Latin

In dulci jubilo
Now sing with hearts aglow!
Our delight and pleasure
Lies in preasepio,
Like sunshine is our treasure
Patris in gremio.
Alpha es et O!
Alpha es et O!

O Jesu parvule,
To the I sing alway;
Comfort my heart’s blindness,
O puer optime,
With all thy loving kindness,
O princeps gloriae.
Trahe me post te!
Trahe me post te!

O patris caritas!
O Nati lenitas!
Deeply were we stainèd
Per nostra criminal;
But thou for us hast gainèd
Coelorum gaudia.
Oh that we were there!
Oh that we were there!

Ubi sunt gaudia
In any place but there?
There are angels singing
Nova cantica,
And there the bells are ringing
In Regis curia.
Oh that we were there!
Oh that we were there!

German/Latin

In dulci jubilo,
nun singet und seid froh!
Unsers Herzens Wonne
leit in præsepio
und leuchtet als die Sonne
matris in gremio.
Alpha es et O.
Alpha es et O.

O Jesu parvule,
nach dir ist mir so weh.
Tröst mir mein Gemüte,
o puer optime;
durch alle deine Güte,
o princeps gloriae,
trahe me post te,
trahe me post te.

Ubi sunt gaudia?
Nirgend mehr denn da,
da die Engel singen
nova cantica
und die Schellen klingen
in regis curia.
Eia, wärn wir da!
Eia, wärn wir da!

O pater caritas
o mater lenitas
wir waren gar verdorben
per nostra crimina:
So hast du uns erworben
coelorum gaudia.
Maria, hilf uns da!
Maria, hilf uns da!

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: In Dulci jubilo
  • Meter: 66 77 78 55
  • Style: Traditional German, 14th Century, Carol, Mediaeval
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown Melody from Melchior Vulpus’ Gesangbuch (1609)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Lasst Uns Erfreuen)

Lyrics

Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
Bright seraphs, cherubim, and thrones,
Raise the glad strain, Alleluia!
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers,
Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs,
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O higher than the cherubim,
More glorious than the seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou Bearer of the eternal Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord,
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
Ye patriarchs and prophets blest,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Ye holy Twelve, ye martyrs strong,
All saints triumphant, raise the song,
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O friend, in gladness let us sing,
Supernal anthems echoing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Alleluia! Alleluia!

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Video

Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Lasst Uns Erfreuen – 4 Verses)

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Lasst Uns Erfreuen
  • Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
  • Style: Reformation, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne (1623) arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: John Athelstan Laurie Riley (1858 – 1945)
  • Church Year: Christmas, Ascension, Trinity
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

Unto us a boy is born (Puer Nobis) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

Unto us a boy is born,
King of all creation:
Cradled in a stall was He,
The Lord of every nation,
The Lord of every nation.

Cradled in a stall was he
With sleepy cows and asses;
But the very beasts could see
That He all men surpasses,
That He all men surpasses.

Herod then with fear was filled:
‘A prince’, he said, ‘In Jewry!’
All little boys be killed
At Bethl’em in his fury,
At Bethl’em in his fury.

Now may Mary’s Son, who came
So long ago to love us,
Lead us all with hearts aflame
Unto the joys above us,
Unto the joys above us.

Omega and Alpha He!
Let the organ thunder,
While the choir with peals of glee
Doth rend the air asunder,
Doth rend the air asunder.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Puer Nobis
  • Meter: 76 77
  • Style: Carol
  • Composer: Unknown Published in Piae Cantiones (1582)
  • Lyricist: Unknown Published in Piae Cantiones (1582)
  • Translator: Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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The Angel Gabriel from heaven came (Birina Gaztettobat Zegoen)

Lyrics

The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
With wings as drifted snow, with eyes as flame:
“All hail to thee, O lowly maiden Mary,
Most highly favoured lady.” Gloria!

“For know a blessed mother thou shalt be,
All generations laud and honour thee;
Thy son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold,
Most highly favoured lady.” Gloria!

Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head;
“To me be as it pleaseth God,” she said.
“My soul shall laud and magnify God’s holy name.”
Most highly favoured lady.” Gloria!

Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born
In Bethlehem all on a Christmas morn,
And Christian folk through-out the world will ever say:
“Most highly favoured lady.” Gloria!

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The angel Gabriel from heaven came ( Birina Gaztettobat Zegoen – 4 Verses)

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Birina Gaztettobat Zegoen
  • Meter: 10 10 12 10
  • Style:Carol
  • Church Year: Advent | Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Sabine Baring-Gould (1834 – 1924)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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O come, all ye faithful (Adeste Fideles) – Organ/Trumpet Descant

Lyrics – English

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O Come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of angels;

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

God of God,
Light of Light,
Lo! he abhors not the Virgin’s womb;
Very God,
Begotten not created. Refrain

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation;
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God,
In the highest; Refrain

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning;*
Jesu, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing. Refrain

*Before Christmas day sing
“Born on Christmas morning”

Lyrics – Latin

Adeste Fideles laeti triumphantes,
Veníte, veníte in Bethlehem.
Natum vidéte, Regem Angelorum:
Veníte adoremus,
Veníte adoremus,
Veníte adoremus,
Dominum.

Deum de Deo, lumen de lúmine,
gestant puellae viscera
Deum verum, genitum non factum:
Veníte adoremus, etc.

Cantet nunc io chorus Angelórum
cantet nunc aula caelestium:
Gloria in excelsis Deo:
Veníte adoremus, etc.

Ergo qui natus, die hodierna
Jesu, tibi sit glória
Patris aeterni Verbum caro factum:
Veníte adoremus, etc.

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Adeste fideles
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: John Francis Wade (1711 – 1786)
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Translator: Frederick Oakeley (1802 – 1880)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel) – Organ

Lyrics

English

1. O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

2. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o’er the grave. Refrain

3. O come, Thou dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight! Refrain

4. O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery. Refrain

5. O come, O come, Thou Lord of Might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times didst give the law4
In cloud, and majesty, and awe. Refrain

Latin

1. Veni, Veni Emmanuel!
Captivum solve Israel!
Qui gemit in exsilio,
Privatus Dei Filio.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
Nascetur pro te, Israel.

2. Veni, O Jesse virgula,
Ex hostis tuos ungula,
De specu tuos tartari
Educ et antro barathri. Refrain

3. Veni, Veni O Oriens!
Solare nos adveniens,
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Dirasque noctis tenebras. Refrain

4. Veni, Clavis Davidica,
Regna reclude caelica,
Fac iter tutum superum,
Et claude vias inferum. Refrain

5. Veni, Veni Adonai!
Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice,
In Majestate gloriae. Refrain

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Veni Emmanuel
  • Meter: LM and Refrain
  • Style: Mediaeval, Carol
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown adapted by arranger: Thomas Helmore (1811 – 1890) from French Missal – this version arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown from Great O Antiphons (12th – 13th Century)
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.