What’s included in Carols Ancient and Modern?

Note that the entries in parentheses are alternative titles for an item


A great and mighty wonder
A virgin most pure, as the prophets do tell
Adam lay ybounden (Ord)
Adam lay ybounden (Warlock)
Advent candles tell their story
All my heart this night rejoices
Angels from the realms of glory
(Angelus ad Virginem)
As Joseph was a-walking
As with gladness men of old
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed (2 tunes)

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

(Cherry Tree Carol)
Child in a stable
Child in the manger
Child of heaven born on earth
Christ, be our light!
Christians, awake! salute the happy morn
Christians, make a joyful sound
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Come to Bethlehem and see the newborn King
(Corde natus ex parentis)
(Coventry Carol)
(Cowboy Carol)
Creator of the stars of night

Deck the hall with boughs of holly
Ding-dong, ding, ding-a-dong-a-ding
Ding dong! merrily on high

Every star shall sing a carol

Fair maiden, who is this bairn
Faithful vigil ended

Gabriel to Mary came
Gaudete! gaudete! Christus est natus
Girls and boys, leave your toys, make no noise
Go tell it on the mountain
God rest you merry, gentlemen
God whose love is everywhere
Good Christians all, rejoice
Good King Wenceslas look’d out
Good people all, this Christmas time

Hail, blessèd virgin Mary!
Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding
Hark! the herald angels sing
How brightly shines the Morning Star!
Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber

I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship
I saw a fair maiden
I saw a maiden sitten and sing
I saw three ships come sailing in
I sing of a maiden
I wonder as I wander out under the sky
In our darkness light has shone
In the bleak mid-winter
Infant holy, Infant lowly
(Infant King, The)
It came upon the midnight clear
It’s rounded like an orange

(Jesus Christ the apple tree)
Joseph was an old man
Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

King Jesus hath a garden, full of divers flowers

(Leanabh an àigh)
Listen to the message that the angels bring
Little donkey, little donkey
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not stir
Lo, he comes with clouds descending
Longing for light, we wait in darkness
Love came down at Christmas
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child

Mary had a baby, yes, Lord
Mater ora Filium
(Myn Lyking)

Now the holly bears a berry as white as the milk

O come, all ye faithful
O come, O come, Emmanuel
O holy night! the stars are brightly shining
O leave your sheep
O little one sweet, O little one mild
O little town of Bethlehem
O sleep thou heaven-born treasure thou
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
Of the Father’s heart begotten
On Christmas night all Christians sing
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
Once in royal David’s city
One star shone across the eastern sky

Past three o’clock
People, look east to see at last

(Quittez Pasteurs)

Rejoice and be merry
Rise up, shepherd, and follow
Riu riu chiu, la guarda ribera

(Sans Day Carol)
See, amid the winter’s snow
See him lying on a bed of straw
(Seven Joys of Mary, The)
Shepherds came, their praises bringing
(Shepherds’ Cradle-Song)
(Shepherd’s Farewell, The)
Silent night! Holy night!
Sing lullaby!
Songs of thankfulness and praise
Still, still, still
(Sussex Carol)
Sweet was the song the Virgin sung

The Angel Gabriel from heaven came
The first good joy our Mary had
The first Nowell the angel did say
The great God of heaven is come down to earth
The holly and the ivy
The Lord at first did Adam make
The mother of Jesus gave birth to her Lord
The tree of life my soul hath seen
(The truth from above)
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
There is no rose of such virtue
There’ll be a new world beginnin’ from tonight!
There’s a star in the East on Christmas morn
This is the truth sent from above
This little light of mine
Thou must leave thy lowly dwelling
Thou who wast rich beyond all splendour
Three Kings from Persian lands afar
(Three Kings, The)
To us in Bethle’m city
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Torches, torches, run with torches

Unto us is born a Son
Up! good Christen folk

(Virgin’s Cradle-Song, The)

(Watts’s Cradle Song)
We three kings of Orient are
We wish you a merry Christmas
What child is this, who, laid to rest
When righteous Joseph wedded was
Whence is the goodly fragrance flowing
While shepherds watched their flocks by night (2 tunes)
Who would think that what was needed

(Zither Carol)