An Old English Carol
Sing high, sing low,
Sing to and fro,
Go tell it out with speed,
Cry out and shout,
All round about,
That Christ is born indeed!
Choose a story.
Choose a poem.
The Christmas Story
ND there were in the same field shepherds
abiding, keeping watch over their flocks by night; and
the Angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of
the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore
afraid. But the Angel said unto them: 'Fear not, for,
behold! I bring you glad tidings of great joy which
shall be to you and all men. For unto you is born this
day, in the city of David, a Saviour which is Christ
the Lord; and this shall be a sign unto you, you shall
find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in
a manger.' And suddenly there was with the Angel a
multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good-will toward men.'
"And it came to pass, as the Angels were gone away from
them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another:
'Let us now go even to Bethlehem, and see this thing
which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known
unto us.' And they came with haste, and found Mary,
and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger."