Joy to the World

No more let sin and sorrow grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow, Far as the curse is found.

In the Bleak Midwinter

This poetic hymn by Christina Rossetti has been sung much the same as it was when it was first paired to Holst’s tune in 1906.

Once in Royal David’s City

Once in royal David’s city
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby
In a manger for His bed.