The Wexford Carol lyrics

by Celtic Woman

Good people all, this Christmas time
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending His beloved Son

With Mary holy we should pray
To God with love this Christmas day
In Bethlehem upon that morn'
There was a blessed Messiah born

Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep
To whom God's angels did appear
Which put the shepherds in great fear

"Arise and go", the angels said
"To Bethlehem, be not afraid
For there you'll find this happy morn'
A princely Babe, sweet Jesus born"

With thankful heart and joyful mind
The shepherds went that Babe to find
And as God's angel had foretold
They did our Saviour Christ behold

Within a manger He was laid
And by his side the Virgin maid
As long foretold upon that morn'
There was a blessed Messiah born

Traditional Irish Christmas Carol
Irish: Carúl Loch Garman, Carúl Inis Córthaidh
Melody: Transcribed by William Grattan Flood - a noted Irish author, composer, musicologist, and historian.
Origins: County Wexford specifically, Enniscorthy
County Wexford: Located in the province of Leinster in the South East Of Ireland
Enniscorthy: The second-largest town in County Wexford.

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