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Stannington

[ Roud 17707 ; trad.]

Stannington is a song from the South Yorkshire village carols tradition.

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

Andy Turner sang Stannington as the October 17, 2014 entry of his project A Folk Song a Week.

Lyrics

Stannington

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.

Acknowledgements

The lyrics are from Village Carols.