Carol Fantasy For Christmas Day

Composer: Frances Campbell Mackie
Publisher: The H.W. Gray Co., Inc.
Voicing: SATB
Pages: 16
Copies: 26
Publish Date: 1953


1. As Joseph was a walking, He heard an angel sing: This night shall be the birthtide, Of Christ, the heav'nly King. O night in gale, awake! Sing to Jesus, O night in gale! For now we sing our songs with thee, From gren and tall swinging tree, Your joyful music make. For Christ is born; Born in Bethlehme to night, O sign to Him in sweet delight. Sing to Jesus O night in gale. Christ the Saviour is born. As Lately we watch'd o'er our flocks thro' the night A star there was seen of such radiant light; All thro' the night, Angels did sing, In carols so sweet of the birth of the King. Away in a manger no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head, The stars in the sky look'd down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay. Sweet Baby Jesus, now rest in sllep. Mary and Joesph their watch will keep; Close them gently, your sweet brown eyes; Sleep while your Mother sings sweet lulabies. Lullaby. Sing we here Noel! Sing we now of Christmas Noel sing we here Sing we grateful praises to the Babe so dear. Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel! The King is born, Noel! Sing wenow of Christmas, Sing we here Noel! Noel sign we here! Good Christan men rejoice! With heart and soul and voice Give ye heed to what we say: News! Calls you one and calls you all To gain His everlasting hall, Christ is born to save.
2. Then be ye glad, good people, This night of all the year, And light ye now your candles, His star, it shines so clear. As shepards be joyful, salute now your King, Let all the world ring with the message you bring; Welcome Him now, Worship the Lord, The Promised of ages on earth now adored. Lullaby Close them gently, your sweet brown eyes; Lord Jesus asleep in the hay. Jesus Christ is born today.