Normennenes Family Christmas

12 » 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 singers here
The silent word is pleading;
Nails, spear shall pierce him through
The cross he borne for me for you;
Hail, hail the work made flesh
The babe, the son of Mary.

So bring him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, King, to own him;
The King of Kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthrone him.
Raise, raise the song on high,
The Virgin sings her lullaby;
Joy, joy, for Christ is born,
The babe the son of Mary

13 » Go Tell It on The Mountain

When I was a learner, I sought both night and day
I asked the Lord to aid me and he showed me the way.
Go tell it on the mountains, over the hills and everywhere,
Go tell it on the mountains, that Jesus Christ is born!

14 » Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go, laughing all the way
Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride, and sing
A sleighing song to night.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fannie bright
was seated by my side.
The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seem'd his lot
He got into a drifted bank and then we got upsot,

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.

14 » Good Christian Men Rejoice

Good Christian men rejoice,
With heart and soul and voice;
Give ye heed to what we say;
News! News!
Jesus Christ is born today
Ox and ass before him bow
And he is in the manger now;
Christ is born today! Christ was born to save.

Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice
Now ye need not fear the grave:
Peace! Peace!
Jesus Christ was born to save
Calls you one and calls you all
To gain His everlasting hall
Christ was born to save
Christ was born to save

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