Friday, December 24, 2010

Nine Lessons and Carols on All for Hymn

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be broadcast live from King's College, Cambridge, England, at 10:00 AM EST on

Can't make it for that? Here on All for Hymn you can catch readings and carols adapted for virtual form, starting at 6:00 PM EST, with consecutive posts every 3 hours through 9:00 PM EST on Christmas Day. The readings are pretty much the same, while some of the carols will differ.

Here's one of my favorites that didn't make it into the Virtual Nine Lessons and Carols:

Stephen Cleobury, "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly"

Infant holy,
Infant lowly,
For His bed a cattle stall;
Oxen lowing,
Little knowing,
Christ the Babe is Lord of all.
Swift are winging
Angels singing,
Noels ringing,
Tidings bringing:
Christ the Babe is Lord of all,
Christ the Babe is Lord of all.

Flocks were sleeping,
Shepherds keeping
vigil till the morning new;
Saw the glory,
Heard the story,
Tidings of a Gospel true.
Thus rejoicing,
Free from sorrow,
Praises voicing,
Greet the morrow:
Christ the Babe was born for you,
Christ the Babe was born for you.

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