Scripture Verse

Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. Psalm 47:6


Words: C. L. Stain­er, 1912. The car­ol was re­print­ed (with­out cred­it­ing Stain­er) in Ca­rols Old and Ca­rols New, by Charles L. Hutch­ins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: The Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 498.

Music: John F. Bridge (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Stain­er’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John F. Bridge


Tidings, people, take good heed!
Turn ye not away!
Child of promise, King indeed,
Christ is born today!


Therefore let all people sing,
Welcome be our heav’nly King!
Welcome, welcome,
Welcome, welcome,
Welcome be our King!

This is true: be not afraid!
Wonderful to tell;
In a manger He is laid—
Angels sing Nowell!


This has been the hope of man,
This the faith of old;
Since the very world began,
This has been foretold: