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.