Saturday, 24 December 2016

Happy Christmas

The Wexford Carol.
Ó, tagaig' uile is adhraigí
An leanbh cneasta sa chró 'na luí
Is cuimhnígí ar ghrá an Rí
A thug dár saoradh anocht an Naí.
Good people all, this Christmas time,
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending his beloved son
With Mary holy we should pray,
To God with love this Christmas Day
In Bethlehem upon that morn,
There was a blessed Messiah born.
Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep
To whom God's angel did appear
Which put the shepherds in great fear
Arise and go, the angels said
To Bethlehem, be not afraid
For there you'll find, this happy morn
A princely babe, sweet Jesus, born.
With thankful heart and joyful mind
The shepherds went the babe to find
And as God's angel had foretold
They did our Saviour Christ behold
Within a manger he was laid
And by his side a virgin maid
Attending on the Lord of Life
Who came on earth to end all strife.


  1. Have a very Merry Christmas, Vince.

    btw, I Am accepted into a slot at Iona (Macleod Center) for June 24-30 for a writing workshop.

  2. I love to hear a boy's choir and this is beautiful. Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing this.

  3. Just beautiful!
    I hope you had a very happy Christmas, Vince!

  4. Beautiful! The sound of a boys choir before their voices change is breathtaking. Merry Christmas!