Song lyrics to Away in a Manger, author unknown. Some sources inaccurately show the author as Martin Luther; this is based on the title ‘Luther’s Cradle Hymn,’ given to these words by the composer, James Murray, in his Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses (Cincinnati, Ohio: The John Church Co., 1887). Verse 3 is […]
Lyrics to ‘Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (There’s a Star in the East)’, a Christmas song
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen was first published in 1833 when it appeared in “Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern,” a collection of seasonal carols gathered by William B. Sandys. The lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen are traditional olde English and are reputed to date back to the 15th century God rest ye merry, […]
Song lyrics to ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’ – inviting all believers to the manger to worship Emmanuel, ‘God With Us’ O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, Come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem. Come and behold Him, born the King of angels; Refrain O come, let us adore Him, O come, let […]
The famous poem, ‘I heard the bells on Christmas day’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Casting Crowns ringtone) I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play And mild and sweet the words repeat, Of peace on earth, good will to men. I thought how […]
Song lyris to ‘In Excelsis Gloria’, a very old, and well-loved, Christmas carol When Christ was born of Mary free, In Bethlehem in that fair city, Angels sung e’er with mirth and glee, In excelsis gloria, In excelsis gloria, In excelsis gloria, In excelsis gloria.