Medley of familiar carols (James W. Keefe)
- Editor: James W. Keefe (submitted 2012-09-17). Score information: A4, 16 pages, 79 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Description: Medley includes The First Noel, Sing We Now of Christmas and Angels We Have Heard on High. Introduction and bridges by the arranger.
Original text and translations
The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.
R.:Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?