Behold, I bring you glad tidings (John Barrow)
- (Posted 2019-10-07) CPDL #55542:
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-10-07). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 99 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
First published: 1730
Description: An anthem for Christmas Day. From "A new book of psalmody", first edition, 1730 (with corrections incorporated from later editions).
Original text and translations
Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day a saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be the sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men".