SATB Choir a cappella. A great Christmas piece in the madrigal tradition with a lovely third contrasting stanza. Perfect for a Lessons and Carols service!
Now let us all right merry be,
And with the shepherds go to see
God's own dear Son, within the stall,
His gift bestowed upon us all.
Mark well my heart; look well mine eyes;
Who is it in the manger lies;
What child is this, so young and fair?
It is my Jesus lieth there.
Ah, dearest Jesus, be my guest;
Soft be the bed where Thou wilt rest,
A little shrine within my heart,
That Thou and I may never part.
Praise God above on His high throne,
Who giveth us His only Son.
The angel hosts rejoice in bliss
To chant a glad New Year like this!