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Carol, brothers, carol - A Christmas Carol
(William Augustus Muhlenberg/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

A Christmas Carol.

Made for the boys of St. Paul's College, Long Island, N. Y. –
the chorus adapted from one of the Rev. A. C. Coxe's
Christian ballads.

1. Carol, brothers, carol;
  carol joyfully;
carol the good tidings,
  carol merrily –
and pray a gladsome Christmas
  for all good Christian men;
carol, brothers, carol,
  Christmas times again.

2. Carol ye, with gladness,
  not in songs of earth;
on the Saviour's birthday,
  hallowed be our mirth;
while a thousand blessings
  fill our hearts with glee;
Christmas-day we'll keep, the
  feast of Charity!

3. At the joyous table,
  think of those who 've none –
the orphan and the widow,
  hungry and alone;
bountiful your offerings,
  to the altar bring;
let the poor and needy
  Christmas carols sing.

4. Listening angel music,
  discord sure must cease;
who dare hate his brother,
  on this day of peace?
While the heavens are telling
  to mankind good-will,
only love and kindness
  every bosom fill.

5. Let our hearts, responding
  to the seraph band,
wish this morning's sunshine
  bright in every land!
Word, and deed, and prayer,
  speed the grateful sound,
bidding merry Christmas
  all the world around.

1840.

William Augustus Muhlenberg, I would not live alway, 1860, 41-42.

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