From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 2

From Advent to Epiphany Vol 1, traditional hymns and carols for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany with descants for use by choirs and congregations.

  • Angels from the realms of glory (Iris) – Organ Lyrics Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King! Come and worship, worship Christ, the new-born King! Shepherds, in the fields abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night, God with man is now residing, Yonder shines the infant Light: Come and worship, Christ, the new-born ...
  • Away in a manger (Cradle Song) Lyrics Away in a manger, No crib for His bed, The little Lord Jesus Laid down His sweet head. The stars in the bright sky Looked down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus, Asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, The Baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus No crying He makes. I love Thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky And stay by my side Until morning is ...
  • Born in the night, Mary’s child (Mary’s child) Lyrics . Recordings   https://www.youtube.com/embed/o-Z3z5fa41U Details Album: Tune: Mary’s child Meter: 76 76 Style: Mid 20th Century Style: Carol Church Year: Christmas Composer: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925) Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin Lyricist: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925) Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1964 Stainer & Bell Ltd Performances Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Christians, awake! (Yorkshire – Stockport) Lyrics Christians, awake! Salute the happy morn whereon the Savior of the world was born; rise to adore the mystery of love, which hosts of angels chanted from above; with them the joyful tidings first begun, of God incarnate and the virgin’s Son. Then to the watchful shepherds it was told, who heard th’angelic herald’s voice, “Behold, I bring good tidings of a Savior’s ...
  • Cloth for the cradle (Wae’s for me Prince Charlie) Lyrics A copy of the lyrics can be found here Recordings   Details Tune: Wae’s for me Prince Charlie Meter: Irregular and Refrain Style: Traditional Scottish Style: Carol Composer: Unknown arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin. Lyricists: John L. Bell (b. 1949) and Graham Maule (b. 1958) Church Year: Christmas Music Copyright Public Domain Arrangement © 2013 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b.1955) Lyrics © 1987 WGRG Performances Copyright © 2009 and ...
  • Come and join the celebration (Celebration) Carol – Come and join the celebration – Lyrics They can be found in the following hymn books: Hymns Old & New, 2008 Number 117 Mission Praise, 2005 Number 83 Singing the Faith, 2011 Number 196 Recordings Details Album:  Tune: Celebration Meter: 87 86 Style: Popular, Carol Composer: Valerie Collinson (b. 1933) arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin. Lyricist: Valerie Collinson (b. 1933) Church Year: Christmas Music and Lyrics ...
  • Come, come, come to the manger (Come to the manger) Lyrics Come, come, come to the manger, Children, come to the children’s King; Sing, sing, chorus of angels, Star of morning, o’er Bethlehem sing. He lies ‘mid the beasts of the stall, Who is Maker and Lord of us all; The wintry wind blows cold and dreary, See, He weeps, the world is weary, Lord, have pity and mercy on me! Refrain He leaves all ...
  • Ding dong! merrily on high (Bransle De L’Official) Ding dong! merrily on high Lyrics Ding dong merrily on high, In heav’n the bells are ringing: Ding dong! verily the sky Is riv’n with angel singing. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis! E’en so here below, below, Let steeple bells be swungen, And “Io, io, io!” By priest and people sungen. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis! Pray you, dutifully prime Your matin chime, ye ringers; May you beautifully rime Your evetime ...
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen (God Rest You Merry) Carol – God rest you merry, gentlemen – Lyrics 1. God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, Christ, our Saviour Was born on Christmas day To save us all from Satan’s power When we were gone astray O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy 2. In Bethlehem, in Israel, This blessed Babe was born And laid ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Once in royal David’s city (Irby) – Organ with Trumpet Descant Lyrics Once in royal David’s city Stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a mother laid her Baby In a manger for His bed: Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ, her little Child. He came down to earth from heaven, Who is God and Lord of all, And His shelter was a stable, And His cradle was a stall; With the poor, and mean, and lowly, Lived ...
  • See amid the winter’s snow (Humility – Oxford) – Organ/Trumpet Descant 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 ...
  • See Him lying on a bed of straw (Calypso Carol) Lyrics Recording – Extract Video https://youtu.be/uKsdG-r6GHo Details Album: 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.
  • The First Noel – Organ and Brass Descant 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, ...
  • While shepherds watched (Winchester Old) – Organ and Trumpet Descant Lyrics 1. While shepherds watched their flocks by night, all seated on the ground; the angel of the Lord came down, and glory shone around. 2. “Fear not!” said he, (for mighty dread had seized their troubled mind): “Glad tidings of great joy I bring to you and all mankind.” 3. “To you, in David’s town, this day is born of David’s line a Saviour, who ...

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