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[ Roud 17707 ; Mina Dyson]

Stannington is a song from the South Yorkshire village carols tradition. It was written by Mina Dyson, a Stannington resident, in about 1950.

Jon Boden sang Stannington as the 21 December 2010 entry of his project A Folk Song a Day.

Carollers from the Royal Hotel, Dungworth, sang Stannington in 2014 on the 2017 Village Carols anthology The Theme, the Song, the Joy.

Andy Turner sang Stannington as the 24 December 2018 entry of his project A Folk Song a Week.

The Foxglove Trio sang Stannington on their 2019 Christmas EP Through the Dark Night.



Sing all ye people of the earth today,
For Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day;
Ring out, ye joyous bells in Heaven, ring on,
For Christ is born.

Born in a stable bare of humble birth,
Born of a Virgin pure to dwell on earth;
Let all mankind rejoice on this great day,
For Christ is born.

He came to us that wars on earth may cease,
He came to bring us hope, and joy, and peace;
Worship all nations at His feet today,
For Christ is born.

Glory to God on high, we all will sing,
Glory and praise we render to our King;
Peace on earth, goodwill to men this day,
For Christ is born.


The lyrics are from Village Carols.