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 </br> 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) 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) Carol – Good King Wenceslas – 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 ...
  • I saw three ships come sailing in Carol – I saw three ships come sailing in – Lyrics 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. 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 ...
  • Jesus, good above all others (Quem pastores) 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. Recordings https://youtu.be/4f2zWtfhQqw Carol – Jesus, ...
  • Jesus, name above all names 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. Recordings Extract Only  
  • Little Jesus, sweetly sleep (Rocking) 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. Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   https://youtu.be/cJLf2qbuDbE Carol – Little Jesus, sweetly sleep – ...
  • Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child (Coventry Carol) Tune: Coventry Carol Meter: 76 76 676 Style: Mediaeval Carol Composer: Unknown Arranger Richard Irwin based upon arrangement Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958) Lyrics from Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors (15th Century) Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   https://youtu.be/a8UAxX9kLvQ Carol – Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child – Lyrics Lully, lulla, ...
  • Mary had a baby Tune: Mary had a baby Verses: 7 Style: Spiritual Carol, Traditional Caribbean Church Year: Christmas Composer: Unknown Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955) Lyricist: Unknown traditional Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain. Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   Carol – Mary had a baby – Lyrics 1. Mary had a baby, oh, Lord, Mary had a baby, oh my Lord, Mary ...
  • O little town of Bethlehem (Forest Green) Tune: Forest Green with Descant Meter: DCM Verses 4 Style: Carol Composer: Unknown Original arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958). This recording arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955) Lyricist: Phillips Brooks (1835 – 1893) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   https://youtu.be/FpjsEDFUy4s Carol – O little town of Bethlehem – Lyrics O little town of ...
  • O praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum – Parry) From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 3, Carol O praise ye the Lord to tune Laudate Dominum – Parry recorded on the organ by Richard Irwin for congregational singing.
  • O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Was Lebet) 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) Tune: Kings of Orient Meter: 86 86 and Refrain Style: Victorian Carol Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany Composer: John Henry Hopkins (1820 – 1891) Lyricist: John Henry Hopkins (1820 – 1891) Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   https://youtu.be/NskgxK9hshk Carol – We three kings of Orient are – Lyrics We three kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts ...
  • What Child is this (Greensleeves) – Guitar and Flute Carol – What Child is this – 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 ...
  • Ye holy angels bright (Darwall’s 149th) Tune: Darwall’s 149th Meter: 66 66 44 44 Style: Victorian Carol Composer: John Darwall (1731 – 1789) Harmonised by : William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889) Lyricists: Richard Baxter (1615 – 1691) and John Hampden Gurney (1802 – 1862) Church Year: General, All Saints, Christmas, Weddings Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Recordings   Carol ...

A Great and Mighty Wonder

Away in a manger (Cradle Song - 3 Verses)

Behold, the great creator

Born in the night, Mary's child (Mary's Child - 4 verses) - Piano, Violin and Flute

Come, they told me (The Little Drummer Boy)

Come, thou long expected jesus

For Mary, mother of our Lord

Hark! a hearld voice is calling (Merton - 5 Verses)

Hark, the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn - 3 Verses)

Little donkey (3 Verses)

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's Cry (Winchester New - 5 Verses)

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

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

Unto us a son is born (Puer Nobis - 4 Verses) - Organ and Trumpet Descant

In the bleak mid winter

Good Christians all rejoice

Infant holy, infant lowly

See him lying on a bed of straw

See, amid the winter's snow

Come, come, come to the manger

Silent night

The First Nowell

Little Jesus, sweetly sleep

Brightest and best

As with gladness men of old

Earth has many a noble city

Good king wenceslas

Jesus, good above all other

Jesus, name above all names

Lully lulla, thou little holy child

O little town of bethlehem

Angels from the realms of glory

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