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Mount Moriah

[ Roud 17724 ; trad.]

Mount Moriah is a song from the South Yorkshire village carols tradition, sung e.g. by carollers at the Royal Hotel, Dungworth, on 3 December 1995. This recording by Ian Russell was released in the following year on the Village Carols album Hark, Hark! What News. Another recording from Grenoside Cummunity Centre on 30 November 1996 was released in 1998 on the Village Carols album A Festival of Village Carols 1996.

Jon Boden sang Mount Moriah as the 17 December 2010 entry of his project A Folk Song a Day.

Melrose Quartet sang Mount Moriah on their 2019 album The Rudolph Variations.

Lyrics

Mount Moriah

“Glory to God,” the angels sing,
“Glad tidings, lo, I bring,
Glad tidings, lo, I bring!
In David's city lies a babe,
And Jesus is the child,
And Jesus is the child,
And Jesus is the child.”

“Glory to God,” let man reply,
“For Christ, the Lord, is come,
For Christ, the Lord, is come;
Behold him in a manger lie,
A stable is His room,
A stable is His room,
A stable is His room”

“Glory to God, let all the earth,
Join in the heavenly song,
Join in the heavenly song,
And praise Him for a Saviour's birth,
In every land and tongue,
In every land and tongue,
In every land and tongue!
And praise Him for a Saviour's birth,
In every land and tongue,
In every land and tongue,
In every land and tongue!”