The Winds Were Wailing Oer The Wold


The winds were wailing o’er the wold,
The frosted earth lay white;
The stars were sparkling keen and cold
All in the wintry night;
When lo! the heavens blazed as gold,
And all was radiant light.

Refrain:
Noël! Noël! the Babe is born
In Bethlehem this day.

The shepherds were crouching o’er the fire
On pipes of straw did play;
When lo! broke forth the angel choir,
And night was turned to day.
The heav’ns rejoice! Let earth admire
The tidings they did say. [Refrain]

For unto us a child is born,
A king of David’s race,
With peace to every hearth and home,
And men in every place;
For Satan’s cruel reign is done,
Begun the reign of grace. [Refrain]

United, ye Christian people all,
In hymns of holy mirth;
Bring voice of praise, and suppliant call
Emmanuel on earth!
Behold the manger, prostrate fall,
And hail the heav’nly birth. [Refrain]