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A Christmas Carol.

Words by G. K. Chesterton.

Crotchet circa 70.Legato.


Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass


Soli.

Soli (Orig = treble soli).

The Christ child lay on

Ma - ry's

Music by John Joseph Deegan.

His hair was like a

lap

A.

T.

B.

wea - ry wea - ry

(O
wea

wea

S.

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were the world but here

is

(wea - ry

Tutti.

(O

A.

ry, wea - ry

ry, wea - ry

T.

) Soli Tempo
primo.


B.

) The Christ child lay on


were the world but here is

all al -

right

al - right

world but here is

all al -

right

were the

world but here is

all al -

right

Solo.

Ma - ry's

all

pp.

were the

light.

Poco meno mosso. All tutti. p: poco cresc:


rit et dim.

S.

(O

His hair was like a

breast

Tutti. mf.

(O

(O

star

cresc:
S.
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stern

A.

f. mp. dim e rit.

a tempo.




and cu - nning are the Kings, but here the true hearts
are



and

cu - nning are the Kings, but here the true hearts are

.) soli.


Tutti.
(and cu - nning are the Kings, but here the true hearts
are

B.


stern

T.

(O


S.
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stern and

T.

B.

Christchild lay on

Ma - ry's

His hair was like a

(Original = both treble soli)

A.

.)


.)

heart

poco meno mosso pp.

fire

poco cresc:
p.
rit e dim

S.


wea - ry wea - ry
is the world but here the world's de - sire

A.


(wea - ry
is the world but herethe world's de - sire


T.

- ry, wea - ry is the world but here the world's de - sire


B.

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- ry, wea - ry

cu - nning are the Kings, but here the true hearts are

is the world but here the world's de - sire

The

.)

(O

Tutti.

(O

wea -

(O

wea -

p. cresc; tempo primo


) The Christ child

) The Christ child


) The Christ child

) The Christ child

3
mf decresc p


S.


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cresc: poco rit.

f.

stood at

Ma - ry's

knee,

His

hair was like

crown,

stood at

Ma - ry's

knee,

His

hair was like

crown,

a tempo. mf. cresc:


And

all



stood at Ma - ry's knee,
His
hair was like a
crown,
And all


T.

stood at Ma - ry's knee,


His
was like a
crown,
hair

B.

A.


S.
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A.

T.

B.

the

flowers

looked

up

the

flowers

looked

up

flowers

looked

up

all

the

flowers

looked


S.

the

68

A.

T.

B.

at

Him,

and

all

at

Him,

up

at

Him,

at

pp.

looked

stars

looked

the

stars

the

stars

looked

down.

looked

sf decresc: molto rit

and

and

all

and

all

down.

down.

down.

all

mp dim

stars

the

Him,

the

and