A Child This Day Is Born

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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


A Child This Day Is Born
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Twelve Days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me…
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords-a-Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids-a-Milking
7 Swans-a-Swimming
6 Geese-a-Laying
5 Golden Rings (gold rings)
4 Colly Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

NOTE: Though it is commonly mispronounced and wrongly written today, the 4th day of Christmas is a colly bird. This is an old nickname for a common European blackbird.

Twelve Days of Christmas
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The Holly and the Ivy

The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.

Oh, the rising of the sun and the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ, sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears a blossom as white as lily flower,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet saviour


The holly bears a berry as red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good.


The holly bears a prickle as sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ on Christmas Day in the morn.


The holly bears a bark as bitter as any gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ for to redeem us all.


The Holly and the Ivy
YouTube Video


Carol of the Bells

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
YouTube Video


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