A virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.@Isaiah 7:14

George R. Wood­ward, in Car­ols Old and Car­ols New, by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Pa­rish Choir, 1916), num­ber 561.

Buckhurst Hill, from a German chorale, harmonized by Jo­hann S. Bach (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach (1685–1750)

Nowell! Nowell! Good news I tell,
And eke a wonder story;
A virgin mild hath born a child,
Jesus the King of glory.

Ave Marie! O well is thee,
Thou daughter born of Anna.
Before thy Son, that holy One,
Archangels sang Osanna.

Then praise be sung and bells be rung,
To greet this kindly stranger;
Th’Ancient of Days, mankind to raise,
Abhorreth not the manger.