IV: Christmas Hymns – Catholic Music Project

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IV: Christmas Hymns – Catholic Music Project

  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: MLJ Music
  • Catalog #: CMP-4
  • 1

    O Come Emmanuel

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    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
    And ransom captive Israel
    That mourns in lonely exile here
    Until the Son of God appear.

    Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
    Shall come to you, O Israel

    O come, O Wisdom from on high,
    Who orders all things mightily;
    To us the path of knowledge show,
    And teach us in her way to go.
    Chorus

    O come, O come, great Lord of might
    Who to your tribes, on Sinai's height
    In ancient times once gave the law
    In cloud and majesty and awe.

    Chorus
    O come, O rod of Jesse’s stem
    From every foe deliver them
    That trust your mighty power to save
    And give them vict'ry o'er the grave

    Chorus

    O come, O Key of David, come
    And open wide our heavenly home
    Make safe the way that leads on high
    And close the path to misery.

    Chorus

    O Come Emmanuel
  • 2

    O Holy Night

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    O Holy Night

    O Holy Night
    The stars are brightly shining
    It is the night of our dear Savior's birth
    Long lay the world in sin and error pining
    'Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth
    A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
    For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!
    Fall on your knees,
    O hear the angels' voices!
    O night divine,
    O night when Christ was born
    O night divine, O night divine, O night divine!

    Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
    With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
    So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
    Here came the wise men from Orient land.
    The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
    In all our trials born to be our Friend!
    He knows our need; to our weakness is no stranger.
    Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!
    Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

    Truly He taught us to love one another;
    His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
    Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
    And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
    Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
    Let all within us praise His holy Name!
    Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
    His power and glory evermore proclaim!
    His power and glory evermore proclaim!

    O Holy Night
  • 3

    O Come All Ye Faithful

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    O Come, All Ye Faithful

    O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
    Oh come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
    come and behold him, born the King of angels;
    O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

    God of God, Light of Light,
    Lo!, he comes forth from the virgin's womb;
    Our very God, begotten not created:
    O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

    Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
    sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
    glory to God in the highest:
    O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
    Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
    Jesus, to thee be glory given;
    word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:
    O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

    O Come All Ye Faithful
  • 4

    Angels We Have Heard on High

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    Angels We Have Heard on High
    Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o'er the plains,
    And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyous strains.

    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

    Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong?
    Say what may the tidings be, Which inspire your heavenly song?

    Refrain
    Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing;
    Come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

    Refrain
    See Him in a manger laid, Whom the choirs of angels praise;
    Mary, Joseph, lend your aid, While our hearts in love we raise.

    Angels We Have Heard on High
  • 5

    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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    God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
    God rest ye merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay,
    Remember Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas day,
    To save us all from Satan's power When we were gone astray;

    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    Comfort and joy,
    O tidings of comfort and joy.

    In Bethlehem in Judah This blessed babe was born,
    And laid within a manger Upon this blessed morn:
    For which his mother Mary Did nothing take in scorn.

    Refrain

    From God our heavenly Father A blessed angel came.
    And unto certain shepherds Brought tidings of the same,
    How that in Bethlehem was born The Son of God by name:

    Refrain

    The shepherds at those tidings Rejoiced much in mind,
    And left their flocks a-feeding, In tempest, storm, and wind,
    And went to Bethlehem straightway This blessed babe to find:

    Refrain
    Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place,
    And with true love and brotherhood Each other now embrace;
    This holy tide of Christmas All others shall replace

    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • 6

    Go! Tell it on the Mountain

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    Go, Tell It on the Mountain

    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 silent flocks by night,
    behold, throughout the heavens
    There shone a holy light.

    Chorus
    The shepherds feared and trembled
    when lo, above the earth
    rang out the angel chorus
    that hailed our Savior's birth!

    Chorus
    Down in a lonely manger
    the humble Christ was born,
    and God sent our salvation
    that blessed Christmas morn.

    Chorus

    Go! Tell it on the Mountain
  • 7

    Hark! The Herald Angels

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    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

    Hark! the herald angels sing,
    Glory to the newborn King,
    peace on earth, and mercy mild,
    God and sinners reconcile.
    Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
    join the triumph of the skies;
    with the angelic host proclaim,
    'Christ is born in Bethlehem'
    Hark! the herald angels sing,
    Glory to the newborn King.

    Christ, by highest heaven adored,
    Christ, the everlasting Lord,
    late in time behold him come,
    offspring of a virgin's womb.
    Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
    hail, the incarnate deity,
    pleased as Man with to dwell,
    Jesus, our Emmanuel!
    Hark! the herald angels sing,
    Glory to the newborn King.

    Hail, the heaven-born Prince of peace!
    Hail the Son of righteousness!
    Light and life to all he brings,
    risen with healing in his wings.
    Mild he lays his glory by,
    born that man no more may die,
    born to raise the sons of earth,
    born to give them second birth.
    Hark! the herald angels sing,
    Glory to the newborn King.

    Hark! The Herald Angels
  • 8

    Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella

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    Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella

    Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella
    Bring a torch, come swiftly and run
    Christ is born, tell the folk of the village,
    Jesus is sleeping in His cradle
    Ah, ah, beautiful is the Mother;
    Ah, ah, beautiful is her Son.

    Hasten now, good folk of the village
    Hasten now, the Christ-Child to see
    You will find him asleep in the manger
    Quietly come and whisper softly
    Hush, hush, peacefully now He slumbers
    Hush, hush, peacefully now He sleeps.

    Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
  • 9

    O Little Town of Bethlehem

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    O Little Town of Bethlehem

    Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie
    Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
    Yet in the 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
    Oh morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth.
    And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.

    How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given
    So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven
    No ear may hear his coming, but in this world of sin
    Where meek souls will receive him still, the dear Christ enters in.

    Oh holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray
    Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today
    We hear the Christmas angels, the great glad tidings tell
    O come to us, abide with us, our lord Emanuel.

    O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • 10

    Away in a Manger (Mueller)

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    Away In A Manger

    Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
    the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head,
    The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
    the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

    The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
    but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
    I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,
    and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

    Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay
    close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
    Bless all the dear children in your tender care,
    and take us to heaven, to live with you there.

    Away in a Manger (Mueller)
  • 11

    Away in a Manger (Luther/Spillman)

    Away in a Manger (Luther/Spillman)
  • 12

    It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

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    It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

    It came upon a midnight clear,
    that glorious song of old,
    from angels bending near the earth
    to touch their harps of gold:
    'Peace on the earth, good will to men,
    from heaven's all-gracious King!'
    The world in solemn stillness lay
    to hear the angels sing.

    Still through the cloven skies they come
    with peaceful wings unfurled;
    and still their heavenly music floats
    o'er all the weary world;
    above its sad and lowly plains
    they bend on hovering wing,
    and ever o'er its Babel sounds
    the blessed angels sing.

    But with the woes of sin and strife
    the world has suffered long;
    beneath the angel strain have rolled
    two thousands years of wrong;
    and man, at war with man, hears not
    the love song which they bring;
    O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
    and hear the angels sing.

    For, lo! the days are hastening on,
    by prophet bards foretold,
    when with the ever-circling years,
    comes round the age of gold,
    when peace shall over all the earth
    its ancient splendours fling,
    and the whole world give back the song
    which now the angels sing.

    It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  • 13

    Silent Night

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    Silent Night

    Silent night! Holy night!
    All is calm, all is bright
    round yon virgin mother and child,
    Holy infant so tender and mild,
    sleep in Heavenly peace!
    sleep in Heavenly peace!

    Silent night! Holy night!
    Shepherds quake at the sight;
    glories stream from Heaven afar,
    Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
    Christ, the Saviour, is born!
    Christ, the Saviour, is born!

    Silent night! Holy night!
    Son of God, Love's pure light
    radiant beams from Thy Holy face,
    with the dawn of redeeming grace,
    Jesus, Lord at Thy birth,
    Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.

    Silent Night
  • 14

    Sussex Carol

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    Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night)

    On Christmas night all Christians sing
    To hear the news the angels bring
    On Christmas night all Christians sing
    To hear the news the angels bring
    News of great joy news of great mirth
    News of our merciful King's birth

    Then why should men on earth be so sad
    Since our Redeemer made us glad
    Then why should men on earth be so sad
    Since our Redeemer made us glad Chorus
    When from our sin he set us free
    All for to gain our liberty?

    When sin departs before his grace
    Then life and health come in its place
    When sin departs before his grace
    Then life and health come in its place
    Angels and men with joy may sing
    All for to see the new born King Chorus
    All out of darkness we have light
    Which made the angels sing this night
    All out of darkness we have light
    Which made the angels sing this night
    Glory to God and peace to men
    Now and forever more, Amen.

    Sussex Carol
  • 15

    Joy To The World

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    Joy To the World

    Joy to the world! The Lord is come:
    let earth receive her King!
    Let every heart prepare him room,
    and heaven and nature sing.

    Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns:
    let men their songs employ,
    while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
    repeat the sounding joy.

    No more let sins and sorrows grow,
    nor thorns infest the ground:
    he comes to make his blessings flow
    far as the curse is found.

    He rules the earth with truth and grace,
    and makes the nations prove
    the glories of his righteousness
    and wonders of his love.

    Joy To The World
  • 16

    Once In Royal David's City

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    Once In Royal David's City

    Once In Royal David's City
    Stood a lowly cattle shed,
    Where a mother laid her Baby
    In a manger for His bed.
    Mary was that mother mild,
    Jesus Christ her little Child.

    He came down to earth from heaven,
    Who is God and Lord of all,
    And His shelter was a stable,
    And His cradle was a stall.
    With the poor and mean and lowly
    Lived on earth our Savior holy.

    And our eyes at last shall see Him
    Through His own redeeming love,
    For that Child so dear and gentle
    Is our Lord in heaven above.
    And He leads His children on
    To the place where He is gone.

    Once In Royal David's City
  • 17

    We Three Kings

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    We Three Kings of Orient Are (Star of Wonder)

    We three kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
    Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder Star.

    O, star of wonder, star of might,
    Star with royal beauty bright,
    Westward leading, still proceeding,
    Guide us to thy 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.

    Chorus

    Frankincense to offer have I; Incense owns a Deity nigh;
    Prayer and praising, all men raising, Worship Him, God on High.

    Chorus

    Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
    Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

    Chorus

    Glorious now behold Him arise, King and God and sacrifice,
    Heaven sings, "Hallelujah!" "Hallejujah!" Earth replies.

    We Three Kings
  • 18

    The First Noel

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    The First Noel

    The first Noel the angel did say
    was to certain poor shepards in fields as they lay:
    in fields where they lay a-keeping their sheep
    on a cold winter's night that was so deep.

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
    born is the King of Israel.
    They looked up and saw a star,
    shining in the east, beyond them far:
    and to the earth it gave great light,
    and so it continued both day and night.

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
    born is the King of Israel.

    And by the light of that same star
    three wise men came from the country far;
    to seek for a King was their intent,
    and to follow the star wherever it went.

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
    born is the King of Israel.

    This star drew nigh to the north-west;
    o'er Bethlehem it took its rest,
    and there it did both stop and stay,
    right over the place where Jesus lay.

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
    born is the King of Israel.

    Then entered in those wise men three,
    fell reverently upon their knee,
    and offered there in his presence
    their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
    born is the kind of Israel.

    Then let us all with one accord
    sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
    that hath made heaven and earth of nought,
    and with his blood mankind has bought.

    Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
    born is the King of Israel.

    The First Noel
  • 19

    What Child Is This

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    What Child Is This?

    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 Christian,: fear; for sinners here
    The silent Word is pleading

    Chorus

    So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,
    Come peasant king to own Him,
    The King of kings, salvation brings,
    Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

    Chorus

    What Child Is This
The Catholic Music Project Vol. IV: Christmas Hymns is a collection of traditional Christmas hymns played as piano solos, with introductions and endings to accompany singers when a musician is not available, or for quiet moments of contemplation and meditation to reflect upon the joy of the Christmas season.

 

 

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