Christmas Carols, Ancient And Modern

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And therefore be you merry, Rejoice and be you merry,
Set sorrows away, Christ Jesus our Saviour
Was born on this day.
Our Lord he was born
Of a Virgin most pure, Within a poor stable
Both safe and secure. He was guarded most safely
With Angels so bright, Who told three poor Shepherds
Those things in the night.
And therefore, &c. They said, Be not fearful,
But to Bethlehem go : Then rejoice and be chearful,
For 'tis certainly so. For a young Son to Joseph
Is in Bethlehem born: Then rejoice, all good Christians,
And cease for to mourn.
And therefore, &c. And when those three Shepherds
Did to Bethlehem come, And arrived at the stable,
Then in they did run,

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