All the spiritual songs we post on the MCI web site include English language versions – but for Christmas there are a collection of primarily “English” Christmas hymns and carols which were added to the Christmas Eve service book at the request of cantors, as text only (no music), so the words would be available for parishes that want to use them:
- Angels we have heard on high
- Hark! the herald angels sing
- It came upon the midnight clear
- Joy to the world
- O come, all ye faithful
- O little town of Bethlehem
- Silent night
- I am not convinced ALL of them are needed, or if there are others that should be included.
- We should at least consider adding the Rusyn (and perhaps even the Hungarian) texts for Silent night and O come, all ye faithful, since these exist and are sung in some of our parishes.
This will wrap up our discussion of Christmas hymns for now, so if you have any suggestions, please make them below!