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They looked above, and there saw a star That shone in the East, beyond them afar, And which to the earth did give a great light, And so it continued by day and by night.
Nowell, &c. Ana by the light of that same star Three wise men came from a country afar; To seek for a King it was their intent, And to follow the star wherever it went.
Nowell, &c.
Then entered in those wise men three, Most reverently, with bended knee, And offered there, in his presence, Both gold and myrrh, with frankincense.
Nowell, &c. Between the stalls of an ox and ass, This child there truly born he was ; For want of bed-clothing they did him lay All in the manger, among the hay.
Nowell, &c.
The star went before them unto the North-West, Then let us all, with one accord,
At length over Bethlehem seemed to rest, And there did remain by night and by day, Right over the place where Jesus Christ lay.
Nowell, &c. The wise men did know then, assuredly, The King whom they sought in that house must So one enter'd in, the babe for to see, [be; And found him surrounded by poverty.
Nowell, &c.
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
That made both heaven and earth of nought,
And with his blood mankind hath bought.
Nowell, &c. For if we, in our time, do well, We shall be freed, in death, from hell; And find, instead of Satan's thrall, A heavenly resting-place for all.
Nowell, &c.
THE BOAR'S HEAD CAROL. From Dr. Rimbault's Little Booh of Qhristmas Qarols. This carol possesses historical interest, as being still sung annually, on Christmas Day, at Queen's College, Oxford.
Solo. The boar's head, as I understand,                Solo. Our steward hath provided this Is the bravest dish in all the land ;                        In honour of the King of Bliss;
When thus bedeck'd with a gay garland,             Which on this day to be served is
Let us servire cantico.                                             In regimensi atrio.
Chorus. Caput apri, &c.                                     Chorus. Caput apri, See.

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