Song lyrics to The Wedding Banquet Lyrics, aka. I Cannot Come This hymn by American Medical Mission Sister Miriam Therese Winter is based on the parable of the wedding banquet, from Matthew 22. It was originally published in her 1966, collection “Joy is Like the Rain“. It has subsequently been published in other books, including Songlines.
The Twelve Days of Christmas song lyrics The Twelve Days of Christmas was published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, is thought to be French in origin. The standard tune now associated with it is derived from a 1909 arrangement of a traditional folk melody by English composer Frederic Austin.
Song lyrics to Little Drummer Boy, a Christmas carol The Little Drummer Boy (originally known as Carol of the Drum) is a popular Christmas song written by the American classical music composer and teacher Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941. First recorded in 1951 by the Trapp Family Singers, the song was further popularized by a […]
Song lyrics to ‘Break Forth, O Beauteous, Heavenly Light’, a traditional Christmas carol Break forth, O beauteous, heav’nly light And usher in the morning Ye shepherds, shrink not with affright But hear the angel’s warning This Child now weak in infancy Our confidence and joy shall be The pow’r of Satan breaking Our peace eternal […]
Song lyrics to ‘Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella’, a traditional French Christmas carol Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (French: Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle) is a Christmas carol which originated from the Provence region of France in the 17th century. The song is usually notated in 3/8 time. The carol was first published in France, and […]
Song lyrics to the classic Christmas carol, ‘What Child is This?’ What Child Is This? is a Christmas carol, lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865. At the time, Dix had been struck by a severe illness. While recovering, he underwent a spiritual renewal that led him to write several hymns, including lyrics […]
O Christmas tree song lyrics O Tannenbaum, aka. O Christmas Tree is a German Christmas song. Based on a traditional folk song, it became associated with the traditional Christmas tree by the early 20th century and sung as a Christmas carol. The modern lyrics were written in 1824, by Ernst Anschütz. The original lyrics do not actually […]