Hymns of Christmas (Piano Accompaniments)

by Waldham Grove Orchestra

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Beautiful traditional hymns played in a classic piano setting.

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released November 13, 2015

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Track Name: All My Heart This Night Rejoices (Piano Accompaniment)
All My Heart This Night Rejoices lyrics...

All my heart this night rejoices, As I hear, Far and near,
Sweetest angel voices; "Christ is born," their choirs are
singing, Till the air Everywhere Now with joy is ringing.

For it dawns, the promised morrow Of His birth Who the earth
Rescues from her sorrow. God to wear our form descendeth,
Of His grace To our race Here His Son He lendeth:

Yea, so truly for us careth, That His Son All we’ve done
As our offering beareth; As our Lamb who, dying
for us, Bears our load, And to God Doth in peace restore us.

Hark! a voice from yonder manger, Soft and sweet, Doth entreat,
"Flee from woe and danger; Brethren come, from all doth
grieve you You are freed, All you need I will surely give you."

Come then, let us hasten yonder; Here let all, Great and small,
Kneel in awe and wonder. Love Him who with love is
yearning; Hail the Star That from far Bright with hope is burning!

Ye who pine in weary sadness, Weep no more, For the door
Now is found of gladness. Cling to Him for He will guide you
Where no cross, Pain or loss, Can again betide you.

Hither come, ye heavy hearted, Who for sin Deep within,
Long and sore have smarted; For the poison’d wounds you’re feeling
Help is near, One is here Mighty for their healing!

Hither come, ye poor and wretched; Know His will Is to fill
Every hand outstretched; Here are riches without measure,
Here forget All regret, Fill your hearts with treasure.

Blessed Savior, let me find Thee! Keep Thou me Close to Thee,
Cast me not behind Thee! Life of life, my heart Thou stillest,
Calm I rest On Thy breast, All this void Thou fillest.

Thee, dear Lord, with heed I’ll cherish, Live to Thee, And with Thee
Dying, shall not perish; But shall dwell with Thee for ever,
Far on high In the joy That can alter never.
Track Name: Angels We Have Heard On High (Piano Accompaniment)
Angels We Have Heard On High lyrics...

Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joy ous strains prolong?
What the glad some tidings be Which in spire your heav’nly song?
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Come to Bethlehem and see Christ Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, a dore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the new born King.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

See Him in a manger laid, Whom the choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid, While our hearts in love we raise.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Track Name: Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising (Piano Accompaniment)
Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising lyrics:

Come, your hearts and voices raising, Christ the Lord with gladness praising; Loudly sing His love amazing, Worthy folk of Christendom.

Sin and death may well be groaning, Satan now may well be moaning; We, our full salvation owning, Cast our every care away.

See how God, for us providing, Gave His Son and life abiding; He our weary steps is guiding From earth's woe to heav'nly joy.

Christ, from heav'n to us descending And in love our race befriending, In our need His help extending, Saved us from the wily Foe.

Jacob's Star in all its splendor Beams with comfort sweet and tender, Forcing Satan to surrender, Breaking all the pow'rs of hell.

From the bondage that oppressed us, From sin's fetters that possessed us, From the grief that sore distressed us, We, the captives, now are free.

Oh, the joy beyond expressing When by faith we grasp this blessing And to Thee we come confessing, That our freedom thou hast wrought!

Gracious Child, we pray Thee, hear us, From Thy lowly manger cheer us, Gently lead us and be near us Till we join the angelic choir.
Track Name: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Piano Accompaniment)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen lyrics:

God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay, Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day; To save us all from Satan's pow'r when we were gone astray. O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy.

In Bethlehem, in Israel, this blessèd Babe was born, And laid within a manger upon this blessèd morn; The which His mother Mary did nothing take in scorn. O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy.

From God our heav'nly Father a blessèd angel came; And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same; How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name. O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy.

"Fear not, then," said the angel, "Let nothing you afright This day is born a Savior of a pure Virgin bright, To free all those who trust in Him from Satan's pow'r and might." O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy.

The shepherds at those tidings rejoiced much in mind, And left their flocks afeeding in tempest, storm and wind, And went to Bethl'em straightaway this blessèd Babe to find. O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy.

But when to Bethlehem they came where our dear Savior lay, They found Him in a manger where oxen feed on hay; His mother Mary kneeling unto the Lord did pray.

Now to the Lord sing praises all you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace; This holy tide of Christmas all others doth deface.

God bless the ruler of this house, and send him long to reign, And many a merry Christmas may live to see again; Among your friends and kindred that live both far and near That God send you a happy new year, happy new year, And God send you a happy new year.
Track Name: Good King Wenceslas (Piano Accompaniment)
Good King Wenceslas lyrics:

Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even. Brightly shone the moon that night, though the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, gath'ring winter fuel.

"Hither, page, and stand by me, if thou knows't it, telling, Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling?" "Sire, he lives a good league hence, underneath the mountain, Right against the forest fence, by Saint Agnes' fountain."

"Bring me flesh and bring me wine, bring me pine logs hither, Thou and I will see him dine, when we bear them thither." Page and monarch, forth they went, forth they went together, Through the cold wind's wild lament and the bitter weather.

"Sire, the night is darker now, and the wind blows stronger, Fails my heart, I know not how; I can go no longer." "Mark my footsteps, my good page, tread thou in them boldly, Thou shalt find the winter's rage freeze thy blood less coldly."

In his master's steps he trod, where the snow lay dinted; Heat was in the very sod which the saint had printed. Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing, Ye who now will bless the poor shall yourselves find blessing.
Track Name: Huron Carol (Piano Accompaniment)
Huron Carol lyrics:

'Twas in the moon of wintertime, When all the birds had fled, That mighty Gitchi Manitou Sent angel choirs instead; Before their light the stars grew dim, And wand'ring hunters heard the hymn: Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born, In excelsis gloria.

Within a lodge of broken bark The tender babe was found, A ragged robe of rabbit skin Enwrapped His beauty 'round; But as the hunter braves drew nigh, The angel song rang loud and high: Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born, In excelsis gloria.

The earliest moon of wintertime Is not so round and fair As was the ring of glory on The helpless Infant there. The chiefs from far before Him knelt With gifts of fox and beaver pelt. Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born, In excelsis gloria.

Oh children of the forest free, Oh sons of Manitou, The holy Child of earth and Heav'n Is born today for you. Come kneel before the radiant Boy, Who brings you beauty, peace and joy. Jesus your King is born, Jesus is born, In excelsis gloria.
Track Name: I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day (Piano Accompaniment)
I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day lyrics:

I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along th'unbroken song Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Till ringing, singing on its way The world revolved from night to day, A voice, a chime, a chant sublime Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head "There is no peace on earth," I said, "For hate is strong and mocks the song Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; The wrong shall fail, the right prevail With peace on earth, good will to men."
Track Name: It Came upon the Midnight Clear (Piano Accompaniment)
It Came upon the Midnight Clear lyrics:

It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth, To touch their harps of gold; "Peace on the earth, good will to men, From Heaven's all gracious King." The world in solemn stillness lay, To hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come With peaceful wings unfurled, And still their heavenly music floats O'er all the weary world; Above its sad and lowly plains, They bend on hov'ring wing, And ever over its Babel sounds The blessèd angels sing.

Yet with the woes of sin and strife The world has suffered long; Beneath the angel strain have rolled Two thousand years of wrong; And man, at war with man, hears not The love— song which they bring; O hush the noise, ye men of strife And hear the angels sing.

And ye, beneath life's crushing load, Whose forms are bending low, Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps and slow, Look now! for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing. O rest beside the weary road, And hear the angels sing!

For lo! the days are hast'ning on, By prophet— bards foretold, When with the ever circling years Comes round the age of gold; When peace shall over all the earth Its ancient splendors fling, And the whole world send back the song Which now the angels sing.
Track Name: Let Our Gladness Have No End (Piano Accompaniment)
Let Our Gladness Have No End lyrics:

Let our gladness have no end, Hallelujah! For to earth did Christ descend. Hallelujah! On this day God gave us Christ, His Son, to save us; Christ, His Son, to save us.

See, the loveliest blooming rose, Hallelujah! From the branch of Jesse grows. Hallelujah! On this day God gave us Christ, His Son, to save us; Christ, His Son, to save us.

Into flesh is made the Word. Hallelujah! He, our refuge and our Lord. Hallelujah! On this day God gave us Christ, His Son, to save us; Christ, His Son, to save us.
Track Name: Now Praise We Christ The Holy One (Piano Accompaniment)
Now Praise We Christ The Holy One lyrics:

Now praise we Christ, the Holy One, The spotless virgin Mary's Son, Far as the blesséd sun doth shine E'en to the world's remote confine

He, who Himself all things did make, A servant's form vouchsafed to take, That He as man mankind might win, And save His creatures from their sin.

The grace of God, th'Almighty Lord, On the chaste mother was outpoured a virgin pure and undefiled In wondrous wise conceived a child.

The holy maid became th'abode And temple of the living God; And she, who knew not man, was blest With God's own Word made manifest.

The noble mother bare a Son, For so did Gabriel's promise run, Whom John confessed and leapt with joy, Ere yet the mother knew her boy.

In a rude manger, stretched on hay, In poverty content He lay; With milk was fed the Lord of all, Who feeds the ravens when they call.

Th' angelic choir rejoice, and raise Their voice to God in songs of praise; To humble shepherds is proclaimed The Shepherd who the world hath framed.

Honor to Thee, O Christ, be paid, Pure offspring of a holy maid, With Father and with Holy Ghost, Till time in time's abyss be lost.
Track Name: O Little Town of Bethlehem (Piano Accompaniment)
O Little Town of Bethlehem lyrics:

O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wond'ring love. O morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth, And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth!

How silently, how silently, the wondrous Gift is giv'n; So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His Heav'n. No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.

Where children pure and happy pray to the blessèd Child, Where misery cries out to Thee, Son of the mother mild; Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door, The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, and Christmas comes once more.

O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!
Track Name: See Amid the Winters Snow (Piano Accompaniment)
See Amid the Winters Snow lyrics

See amid the winter's snow, Born for us on earth below, See, the gentle Lamb appears, Promised from eternal years. Hail that ever blessèd morn, Hail redemption's happy dawn, Sing through all Jerusalem: Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Lo, within a manger lies He Who built the starry skies; He Who, thronèd in height sublime, Sits amid the cherubim. Hail that ever blessèd morn, Hail redemption's happy dawn, Sing through all Jerusalem: Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Say, you holy shepherds, say, Tell your joyful news today. Why have you now left your sheep On the lonely mountain steep? Hail that ever blessèd morn, Hail redemption's happy dawn, Sing through all Jerusalem: Christ is born in Bethlehem.

"As we watched at dead of night, Lo, we saw a wondrous light; Angels singing 'Peace on earth' Told us of the Savior's birth." Hail that ever blessèd morn, Hail redemption's happy dawn, Sing through all Jerusalem: Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Sacred Infant, all divine, What a tender love was Thine, Thus to come from highest bliss Down to such a world as this. Hail that ever blessèd morn, Hail redemption's happy dawn, Sing through all Jerusalem: Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Teach, O teach us, holy Child, By Thy face so meek and mild, Teach us to resemble Thee, In Thy sweet humility.
Track Name: The First Noel (Piano Accompaniment)
The First Noel lyrics

The first Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields where they lay tending their sheep, On a cold winter's night that was so deep. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.

They lookèd up and saw a star Shining in the east, beyond them far; And to the earth it gave great light, And so it continued both day and night. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.

And by the light of that same star Three Wise Men came from country far; To seek for a King was their intent, And to follow the star wherever it went. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.

This star drew nigh to the northwest, Over Bethlehem it took its rest; And there it did both stop and stay, Right over the place where Jesus lay. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.

Then did they know assuredly Within that house the King did lie; One entered it them for to see, And found the Babe in poverty. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.
Track Name: To Shepherds as They Watched By Night (Piano Accompaniment)
To Shepherds as They Watched By Night lyrics

To shepherds as they watched by night Appeared a host of angels bright; Behold the tender Babe, they said, In yonder lowly manger laid.

At Bethlehem, in David's town, As Micah did of old make known; 'Tis Jesus Christ, your Lord and King, Who doth to all salvation bring.

Oh, then rejoice that through His Son God is with sinners now at one; Made like yourselves of flesh and blood, Your Brother is th'eternal God.

What harm can sin and death then do? The true God now abides with you. Let hell and Satan rage and chafe, Christ is your Brother ye are safe.

Not one He will or can forsake Who Him his confidence doth make. Let all his wiles the Tempter try, You may his utmost pow'rs defy.

Ye shall and must at last prevail; God's own ye are, ye cannot fail. To God forever sing your praise With joy and patience all your days.
Track Name: What Child is This (Piano Accompaniment)
What Child is This lyrics:

What Child is this who, laid to rest On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste, to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Why lies He in such mean estate, Where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christians, fear, for sinners here The silent Word is pleading. Nails, spear shall pierce Him through, The cross be borne for me, for you. Hail, hail the Word made flesh, The Babe, the Son of Mary.

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh, Come peasant, king to own Him; The King of kings salvation brings, Let loving hearts enthrone Him. Raise, raise a song on high, The virgin sings her lullaby. Joy, joy for Christ is born, The Babe, the Son of Mary.