Bethlehem Ephrathah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.@Micah 5:2
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Thomas T. Noble (1867-1953)

Charles W. Stubbs. Appeared in Carols and Carols New, edited by Charles L. Hutchins (Boston, Massachusetts: Parish Choir, 1916), number 310.

T. Tertius Noble (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles W. Stubbs (1845-1912)

Fair the night in Bethl’hem land,
Sweet the songs of angel band.
Fall, snow, so lightly!
Jesu, born of Mary maid,
In an oxen stall was laid,
O star, shine brightly!

Rustic shepherds in a row
Knelt beside the cradle low.
Fall, snow, so lightly!
Told of all the magic song
They had heard their sheep among,
O star, shine brightly!

Three men rode from out the wild,
Came to greet the Christmas Child.
Fall, snow, so lightly!
Caspar, Melchior, Balthazar,
Magian pilgrims from afar.
O star, shine brightly!

Spice and myrrh and gold of kings,
Offerings rare of far-brought things.
Fall, snow, so lightly!
Gold for joy and myrrh for pain,
Frankincense for altar’s fane
O star, shine brightly!

Nowell, Nowell, sing we then,
Jesu saves the souls of men.
Fall, snow, so lightly!
So joy comes from God above
To all those who Christmas love.
O star, shine brightly!