Scripture Verse

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Introduction

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Theodore E. Perkins (1831–1912)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Sal­va­tion, ed­it­ed by Theo­dore Per­kins & A. Tay­lor (New York: Big­low & Main, 1870).

Music: Od­en­wald Theo­dore E. Per­kins, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Lyrics

Carol, sweet­ly ca­rol,
A Sav­ior born to­day;
Bear the joy­ful tid­ings,
Oh, bear them far away:
Carol, sweet­ly ca­rol,
Till earth’s re­mot­est bound
Shall hear the migh­ty chor­us,
And ec­ho back the sound.

Refrain

Carol, sweet­ly ca­rol,
Carol, sweet­ly to­day;
Bear the joy­ful tid­ings,
Oh, bear them far away.

Carol, sweet­ly ca­rol,
As when the an­gel throng
O’er the vales of Jud­ah
Awoke the hea­ven­ly song:
Carol, sweet­ly ca­rol,
Goodwill, and peace, and love,
Glory in the high­est
To God who reigns above.

Refrain

Carol, sweet­ly ca­rol,
The hap­py Christ­mas time:
Hark! the bells are peal­ing
Their mer­ry, mer­ry chime:
Carol, sweet­ly ca­rol
Ye shin­ing ones above,
Sing in loud­est num­bers
Oh, sing re­deem­ing love.

Refrain