The Miners' Carol (John Whittaker)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-20)  CPDL #54276:     
Editor: Jeremy Rawson (submitted 2019-05-20).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Miners' Carol
Composer: John Whittaker

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2019
Description: Arrangement of the traditional carol for SATB and organ

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Original text and translations

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 On Christmas night, the joy bells ring
To tell what news the angels bring,
News of great gladness, news of great mirth,
News of the blessed Saviour's birth.

Then why should men on earth be sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad,
When from our sin he set us free,
All for to gain our liberty.

When sin departs before your grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
Angels with joy sing in the air,
No music may with theirs compare.

All out of darkness we have light
Which made the angels sing this night:
“Glory to God, goodwill to men,
Now and forevermore. Amen.”