A Child This Day Is Born
Lyrics

A Child this day is born,
A Child of high renown;
Most worthy of a scepter,
A scepter and a crown.

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Glad tidings to all men,
Glad tidings sing we may,
Because the King of Kings,
Was born on Christmas Day

These tidings shepherds heard
While watching o’er their fold;
Twas by an Angel unto them
That night revealed and told.

Chorus

To whom the Angel spoke,
Saying, “Be not afraid;”
Be glad, poor silly shepherds –
Why are you so dismayed?

Chorus

“For lo! I bring you tidings
Of gladness and of mirth,
Which cometh to all people by
This holy Infant’s birth”

Chorus

Then was there with the Angel
An host incontinent
Of heavenly bright soldiers,
All from the highest sent.

Chorus

They praised the Lord our God,
And our celestial King:
All glory be in Paradise,
This heavenly host do sing.

Chorus

And as the Angel told them,
So to them did appear;
They found the young Child, Jesus Christ
With Mary, his mother dear:

Chorus

All glory be to God,
That sitteth still on high
with praises and with triumph great,
And joyful melody.

Chorus

A Child This Day Is Born
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Come Buy My Nice Fresh Ivy
Lyrics

Come, buy my nice fresh ivy, and my holly sprigs so green.
I have the finest branches that ever yet were seen.
Come buy from me, good Christians, and let me home, I pray,
That God will bless your Christmas and a happy New Year’s Day.

Ah, won’t you buy my ivy? It’s the loveliest I’ve seen.
Ah, won’t you buy my holly? Oh you who love the green.
Do take a little branch of each, and on my knees I’ll pray
That God will bless your Christmas and a happy New Year’s Day.

Alternate Lyrics

Come, buy my nice fresh ivy, and my holly boughs so green.
I have the finest branches that ever yet were seen.
Come buy from me, good Christians, and let me home, I pray,
And I’ll wish you a merry Christmas time and a happy New Year’s Day.

Ah, won’t you take my ivy? It’s the loveliest ever seen.
Ah, won’t you have my holly boughs? All you who love the green.
Do take a bunch of each, and on my knees I’ll pray
That God will bless your Christmas and be with you a New Year’s Day.

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Carol of the Bells
Lyrics

Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells,
all seem to say, throw cares away

Christmas is here, bringing good cheer,
to young and old, meek and the bold.

Ding dong ding dong that is their song
with joyful ring all caroling.

One seems to hear words of good cheer
from everywhere filling the air.

Oh how they pound, raising the sound,
o’er hill and dale, telling their tale.

Gaily they ring while people sing
songs of good cheer, Christmas is here.

Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas,
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.

On on they send, on without end,
their joyful tone to every home.

Ding dong ding… dong!

Carol of the Bells
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