From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 3

From Advent to Epiphany Vol 3, traditional hymns and carols for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany with descants for use by choirs and congregations.

  • As with gladness men of old (Dix) Lyrics 1. As with gladness men of old Did the guiding star behold; As with joy they hailed its light, Leading onward, beaming bright, So, most gracious Lord, may we Evermore be led by Thee! 2. As with joyful steps they sped, Saviour, to Thy lowly bed, There to bend the knee before Thee whom heaven and earth adore, So may we with willing feet Ever seek ...
  • Brightest and best (Epithany) Lyrics Brightest and Best of the sons of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us Thine aid; Star of the East, the horizon adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining; Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall; Angels adore Him in slumber reclining, Maker and Monarch and Savior of ...
  • Christ is the world’s true Light (Rinkart – Kommt Seelen) Lyrics Recordings   Details Tune: Rinkart (Kommt Seelen) Meter: 67 67 66 66 Style: Baroque, Carol Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Lyricist: George Wallace Briggs (1875 – 1959) Music Copyright Public Domain Lyrics Copyright Oxford University Press Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • Earth has many a noble city (Stuttgart) – Organ/Trumpet Descant Lyrics Earth has many a noble city; Bethlehem, thou dost all excel; Out of thee the Lord from Heaven Came to rule His Israel. Fairer than the sun at morning Was the star that told His birth, To the world its God announcing Seen in fleshly form on earth. Eastern sages at His cradle Make oblations rich and rare; See them give, in deep devotion, Gold and ...
  • Go, tell it on the mountain Carol – Go tell it on the mountains – Lyrics Go, tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere, Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born. While shepherds kept their watching O’er wandering flocks by night, Behold, from out of heaven, There shone a holy light. Refrain And lo, when they had seen it, They all bowed down and prayed; They ...
  • Good King Wenceslas (Tempus Adest Floridum) Lyrics Good King Wenceslas looked out On the feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep, and crisp, and even. Brightly shone the moon that night, Though the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, Gath’ring winter fuel. “Hither, page, and stand by me, If thou know’st it, telling, Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling?” “Sire, he lives a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jesus, good above all others (Quem pastores) 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 ...
  • Jesus, name above all names Lyrics Recording – Extract Only Video Details 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] Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • Little Jesus, sweetly sleep (Rocking) 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 ...
  • Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child (Coventry Carol) – Strings Lyrics Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, By by, lully, lillay. O sisters too, How may we do For to preserve this day This poor youngling, For whom we do sing, By by, lully lullay? Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child, By by, lully, lillay. Herod, the king, In his raging, Charged he hath this day His men of might, In his own sight, All young children to slay. Lully, lulla, thou ...
  • Mary had a baby (7 – Verses) – Big Band Lyrics 1. Mary had a baby, oh, Lord, Mary had a baby, oh my Lord, Mary had a baby, oh Lord, People keep a-comin’ an’ the train done gone. 2. What did she name him? oh, Lord, What did she name him? oh my Lord, What did she name him? oh Lord, People keep a-comin’ an’ the train done gone. 3. She named him ...
  • O little town of Bethlehem (Forest Green) – Organ Lyrics O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. For Christ is born of Mary; And gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wondering love; O morning ...
  • O praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum – Parry) – Organ Lyrics O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height; Rejoice in His Word, ye angels of light; Ye heavens, adore Him by Whom ye were made, And worship before Him in brightness arrayed. O praise ye the Lord! Praise Him upon earth, In tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth; Praise Him Who hath brought you His grace from above, Praise ...
  • O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Was Lebet) – Organ Lyrics O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Bow down before him, his glory proclaim; with gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness, kneel and adore him: the Lord is his Name! Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness, high on his heart he will bear it for thee, and comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness, guiding thy ...
  • Of the Father’s love begotten (Corde Natus – Divinum Mysterium) Carol – Of the Father’s love begotten – Lyrics English Of the Father’s love begotten, Ere the worlds began to be, He is Alpha and Omega, He the Source, the Ending He, Of the things that are, that have been, And that future years shall see Evermore and evermore. At His Word the worlds were framèd; He commanded; it was done: Heaven and earth and depths ...
  • The Virgin Mary had a baby boy – Steel Band Lyrics The Virgin Mary had a baby boy The Virgin Mary had a baby boy The Virgin Mary had a baby boy And they say that His name is Jesus. Refrain: He came from the glory He came from the glorious kingdom He came from the glory He came from the glorious kingdom Oh yes, believer! Oh yes, believer! He came from the glory He came from the ...
  • We three kings (Kings of Orient) – Chamber Ensemble Lyrics We three kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar, Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder Star. Refrain O, star of wonder, star of might, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to the perfect light. Born a babe on Bethlehem’s plain; Gold we bring to crown Him again; King forever, ceasing never, Over us all to reign. Refrain Frankincense to ...
  • What Child is this (Greensleeves) – Guitar and Flute Lyrics What Child is this who, laid to rest On Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing; Haste, haste, to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary. Why lies He in such mean estate, Where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christians, fear, for ...
  • Ye holy angels bright (Darwall’s 149th) – Organ and Trumpet Descant Lyrics 1. Ye holy angels bright, Who stand at God’s right hand, Or through the realms of light Fly at you Lord’s command, Assist our song, or else the theme Too high doth seem for mortal tongue. 2. Ye blessèd souls at rest, Who ran this heavenly race, An now, from sin released, Behold the Saviour’s face, God’s praises sound, as in His sight With sweet delight ...

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