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Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o’er our plains, And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains “Gloria in excelsis Deo.” Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your rapturous strain prolong? What the gladsome tidings be Which inspire … Continue reading

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Hymn for Epiphany

Bethlehem, of noblest cities None can once with thee compare; Thou alone the Lord from heaven Didst for us incarnate bear. Fairer than the beam of morning Was the star that told his birth. To the lands their God announcing, … Continue reading

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The First Noel

The first Noel the angel did say, Was to three poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter’s night with snow so deep. Chorus Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born … Continue reading

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Ye Faithful, With Gladness

Adeste Fideles Tr. Rt. Rev. Hugh T. Henry Ye faithful, with gladness, Banishing all sadness, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem! See to us given Christ, the King of Heaven! Chorus While angels hover o’er Him, And shepherds … Continue reading

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Christmas Hymn II

See amid the winter’s snow, Born for us on earth below, See the tender Lamb appears, Promis’d from eternal years. Chorus Hail, thou ever-blessed morn! Hail, redemption’s happy dawn! Sing through all Jerusalem, Sing the Babe of Bethlehem! Lo, within … Continue reading

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Holy Innocents

Lovely flowers of martyrs, hail! Smitten by the tyrant foe, On life’s threshold, as the gale Strews the roses ere they blow. First to die for Christ—sweet lambs. At the very altar ye, With your fatal crowns and palms, Sport … Continue reading

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Litany of the Birth of Jesus

By thy first descent from heav’n, By thine infant form so fair, Tumbling in the midnight air,— Chorus Babe of Bethlehem, hear our cry! Thou wert helpless once as we; Hear the loving Litany We, thy children, sing to thee. … Continue reading

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