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31. Jamaica

1. Arise, arise, ye mortals all,
   And hail the glorious morn,
   And join to celebrate the day,
   Our Savior, Christ, was born.

2. Behold what tidings angels brought,
   To shepherds on that morn,
   The tidings we again repeat,
   Our Savior, Christ, was born.

3. All in a stall where oxen feed,
   Our Savior, Christ, is laid.
   All meanly wrapt in swaddling bands,
   The shepherds testified.

4. Glory to God who reigns above,
   Let peace surround the earth,
   Mortals shall know their Maker's love
   and hail our Savior's birth.

Text Information
First Line: Arise, arise, ye mortals all
Title: Jamaica
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2009
Source: English village carol
Tune Information
Name: JAMAICA
Composer: William Billings (1746-1800)
Meter: C.M.
Incipit: 56715 65553 5171
Key: F Major
Source: Billings' Music in Miniature, 1779



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