Lines from Carols: A Quiz

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A little quiz for a Christmastime evening.

We’ve been looking at the Christmas section of our hymn book (New English Hymnal) and from a selection of the carols there we’ve chosen some lines. Can you say which carols the following lines come from?

Where misery cries out to thee, Son of the mother mild

Shadows of the past are gone with the advent of the Son

Nails, spear, shall pierce him through

Sea and forest, frost and zephyr, day and night their Lord adore

Fain we embrace thee, with awe and love

Heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign

Now in mystic union join thine to ours, and ours to thine

Trace we the Babe, who hath retrieved our loss

Rejoice, ye vales and mountains, Ye oceans clap your hands.

And with his blood mankind hath bought

You are welcome to put your answers in the comments section here.

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1 Response to Lines from Carols: A Quiz

  1. David Jackman says:

    1 o little town of Bethlehem
    3)What child is this
    4)Of the Father’s love begotten
    5)O come all ye faithful
    6)In the bleak midwinter
    7)Hark the herald angels sing
    8)Christians awake
    9)A great and mighty wonder
    10)The first nowell

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