BRING A TORCH, JEANETTE, ISABELLA!

arr. Sarah Jaysmith

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Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella! Bring a torch, to the cradle we’ll run! It is Jesus, good folk of the village, Jesus is born, and Mary calls us. Ah! Ah! Beautiful is the mother!
 
Ah! Ah! Beautiful is her son!
 
Who is that who comes here a-knocking? Who is that knocking here at the door. Open up! I’ve arranged on a platter Wonderful cakes for all who want them. Knock! Knock! Open the door now quickly! Knock! Knock! Open and let us in!
 
It is wrong when the baby is sleeping, It is wrong to make so much noise.
 
Please, be quiet, and don’t wake the baby. Jesus may rouse at any moment.
 
Hush! Hush! See how the babe is dreaming! Hush! Hush! See how he sleeps so well!
 
Gently, now, in this little stable, Gently, now, come close to the crib. Jesus is such a beautiful babe!
 
His skin is so pale! His cheeks are rosy! Oh! Oh! See how he sleeps so soundly! Oh! Oh! See how he smiles in dreams!

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