Christmas Carol Lyrics
from the Bible
Lo, I Bring You Tidings
Christmas carol lyrics from the Bible and an old-fashioned carol-like tune combine in this free Christmas song for SATB choir or a solo vocalist with guitar.
Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable PDFs.
These lyrics come straight from scripture, and I have to say even years after writing this song, I am still moved at the beauty of the words.
They are mostly chosen from the King James version of the Bible, and tell the story of Mary being filled with wonder at the Christ Child to whom she has given birth.
I am sorry I do not have an audio for you! You'll just have to print out these Christmas piano songs and try them for yourself.
You may be tempted to sing this song slowly, as the words are meditative.
However, you want to be careful it doesn't drag - try picking up the tempo and see how you like it!
Here it is in the key of G.
Here is a voice and guitar tabs version in the key of G.
The links to the choral music:
Download and print free choral sheet music Lo, I Bring You Tidings in the key of A
Download Christmas carol lyrics Lo, I Bring You Tidings in the key of G
The link for guitar tabs:
Download guitar tablature for Lo, I Bring You Tidings
Guitarists, notice that there are 2 kinds of B chords -- Bm and B. We start with a minor chord, then change to a major chord! The melody will not sound right if you fail to use the right chord.
If you are interested in a lovely piano arrangement of this Bible Christmas story, please check out this page on my new TEENY-TINY website, SingTheBibleStory.com.
I hope you enjoy this song with its scripture-based Christmas carol lyrics.
It is copyrighted, but I give permission to use it in private and church performances. Please include attribution. For any other use (such as recording), please write me for permission.
Lo, I bring you tidings, hear God's tender mercies out-poured:
He has sent a saviour which is Christ the Lord.
Down the Dayspring comes to men, made a child of earth,
Sing, Creation, for His birth! Alleluia.
Can this be Messiah, David's son, as prophets did tell?
Shall a tiny Babe be our Emmanuel?
Let us go to Bethlehem, We will see this thing.
Haste, that we may greet our King, Alleluia.
Mary pondered greatly all the words the shepherds had said,
Watching close her baby, in his manger bed.
"Here asleep the Son of God, and the Son of man,
Heav'n and earth within Him stand. Alleluia!"
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I wanted to thank you. Several of the songs on this site work so well for some of my picky students and the ones who don't practice a lot.
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