Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Carol Lyrics Quiz


Singing Christmas carols is one of my favorite things to do this time of year, especially when I get the chance to sing all the verses ("sing ALL the verses!!!"). This game is all about verses of favorite Christmas carols, other than the common first verses. Below are second, third, fourth or even fifth verses of classic carols for you to identify. 

How To Play: Read the lyrics below and leave a comment guessing which classic Christmas carol each one belongs to. I'll respond with your score. You may guess as many times as you wish. Answers will be posted next Saturday.

Scoring: Ten points for each correctly guessed Christmas carol title. A high score of 150 points can be earned.

Christmas Carol Lyrics

Carol #1.
No more let sins and sorrows grow 
Nor thorns infest the ground: 
He comes to make his blessings flow 
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse if found. 
Far as, far as the curse is found.

Carol #2.
Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.

Carol #3
From God our heavenly Father a bless├Ęd angel came;
And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same;
How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name.

Carol #4
And by the light of that same star
Three Wise Men came from country far;
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.

Carol #5
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”

Carol #6
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

Carol #7
O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

Carol #8
So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Raise, raise a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Carol #9
The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes;
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

Carol #10
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!

Carol #11
Saints, before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear;
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear.

Carol #12
“To you, in David’s town, this day
Is born of David’s line
A Savior, who is Christ the Lord,
And this shall be the sign,
And this shall be the sign.

Carol #13
For lo! the days are hastening on,
By prophet-bards foretold,
When with the ever circling years
Comes round the age of gold;
When peace shall over all the earth
Its ancient splendors fling,
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.

Carol #14
Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Carol #15
And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love,
For that Child so dear and gentle
Is our Lord in Heav’n above,
And He leads His children on
To the place where He is gone.


Merry Christmas!
















22 comments:

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

I love going beyond the first verse, too! In my opinion, you cannot get the full message without going into all the verses. :-)

1. Joy To The World
2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Favorite!)
3. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
4. The First Noel
5. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
6. O Come, All Ye Faithful
7. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
8. What Child Is This?
9. Away In A Manger
10. O Holy Night
11. ?
12. ?
13. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
14. Ding Dong Merrily On High
15. ?

Did I ever mention how much I love Christmas carols? ;-D

Emily said...

1. Joy to the world
2. Hark the Harold angels sing
3. God rest ye merry gentlemen
4.
5. I heard the bells on Christmas day
6. O come all ye faithful
7. O come, O come, Emmanuel
8. I know this one! I just can't think of it... ;)
9. Away in a manger
10. Oh holy night
11.
12.
13. I think I know this one... ah! brain. not. working.
14. Ding dong merrily on high (I love that song :)
~Emily

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 were correct. Your core is 120 points! Good work!

You're so right Rebekah, the full message of Christmas carols doesn't usually come out unless you sing the full song. I love how a lot of carols tell the complete Christmas story and often even point to Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection! So glad you enjoyed this game! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Emily,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 14 were correct. Your score is 90 points. Thanks for playing!
If you happen to think of answers for 4, 5, 8, 11, 12 or 13 feel free to comment again. :)

Melody said...

Oh you're right! I do like this! :)

1. Joy to the World
2. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
3. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
4. Not sure on this one... is it We Three Kings?
5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
6. O Come All Ye Faithful
8. What Child is This?
9. Away in a Manger
11. Hmmm... it's not Angels From the Realms of Glory, is it?
13. Hmm. I might know this one, just not very familiar with this verse. Maybe I'll think of it later. :)

Maybe some of the other ones too. ;)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11 were correct. Your guess on #4 was incorrect. Your score is 80 points.

Yes, feel free to guess on 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 if you think of what they are. I figured this game might be right up your alley! ;)

Kathryn said...

#1. Joy to the World
#2. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
#3. Sing We Now of Christmas
#4. The First Noel
#5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
#6. O Come, All Ye Faithful
#7. O Come, O Come, Immanuel
#8. What Child is This?
#9. Away in a Manger
#10. O Holy Night
#11. Angels From the Realms of Glory
#12. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
#13. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
#14. Ding Dong Merrily on High
#15. ???

Merry Christmas! Thanks for the fun game.

Kathryn

Emily Ruth said...

1 - Joy to the World
2 - Hark the Herald Angels Sing
4 - The First Noel
5 - I heard the Bells on Christmas Day
6 - O Come, All Ye Faithful
7 - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
8 - What Child is This
9 - Away in a Manger
10 - O, Holy Night
11 - Angels from the Realms of Glory
12 - Once in Royal David's City
13 - It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Kiri Liz said...

1. Joy to the World

2. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

3. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

4. The First Noel

6. O Come, All Ye Faithful

7. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

8. What Child Is This?

9. Away In A Manger

10. O Holy Night

11. Angels From the Realms of Glory

13. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

14. Ding Dong, Merrily On High

DreaML said...

1. Joy to the World
2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
6. O Come All Ye Faithful
7. O Come O Come Emmanuel
8. What Child is This
9. Away in the Manger
10. O Holy Night
13. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Kathryn,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 were correct. Your guess on #3 was incorrect. Your score is 130 points. Thanks for playing! Merry Christmas to you too!

Emily Ruth,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 were correct. Your guess on #12 was incorrect. Your score is 110 points. Good work!

Kiri Liz,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14 were correct. Your guess on #7 was incorrect. Your score is 110 points. Good job!

DreaML,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13 were correct. Your score is 100 points. Thanks for playing!

Jenny said...

1. Joy to the World
2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4. The First Noel
5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
6. O Come All Ye Faithful
7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
8. What Child is This?
9. Away in a Manger
10. O Holy Night
11. ????
12. While Shephers Watched Their Flocks
13. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
14. Good King Wenceslas
15. Once in Royal David's City

I have a thing for singing all the verses of Christmas Carols--I wish we didn't just sing the first verses so often!

Anonymous said...

1 Joy to the World
2Hark the Herald Angels Sing
3 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4 The First Noel
5 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
6 O Come All Ye Faithful
7 O come o come Emmanuael
8 What Child Is This
9 Away in a Manager
10 O Holy Night
11 Angels from the Realms of Glory
12 While Shepards watched their flocks by night
13 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
14(its the song from Little Women)Excelsis(its to the tune of Angels We have Heard on High if that counts)
15 ?

E.Kate
Merry Christmas!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Jenny,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 15 were correct. Your guess on #14 was incorrect. Your score is 130 points! Good job!

E.Kate,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 were correct. Also your guess for what movie #14 is from was correct but I can't give you any points for that. Your score is 130 points! Merry Christmas to you too! :)

Miss Dashwood said...

Oh, I ADORE Christmas carols-- and what fun, these are all carols I love! :D

1- Joy to the World (which many people think was actually written about the Second Coming of Christ and not the Nativity, but it's a great Christmas hymn too!)
2- Hark the Herald Angels Sing (the fourth verse of this is my favorite!)
3- God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
4- The First Noel (or Nowell if you want to be quite old-fashioned :D)
5- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
6- O Come All Ye Faithful (my father's favourite! ;D)
7- O Come, O Come Immanuel
8- What Child is This?
9- Away in a Manger
10- O Holy Night (adore this one but it's so hard to sing!)
11- Angels From the Realms of Glory (my favorite when I was a baby!)
12- While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
13- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
14- Ding Dong Merrily on High
15- Once in Royal David's City

Thanks for this fun Yuletide game! A merry Christmas to you, dear Ladybird!

Kiri Liz said...

Sorry! Number 7 is O Come, O Come Emmanuel. My sister and I played Come Thou Long Expected Jesus for special music in church a few weeks ago, and the lyrics were swirling in my head. :)

Meredith said...

Well done on another fun quiz! Thank you!

1 - Joy to the World
2 - Hark the Herald Angels Sing
3 - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4 - The First Noel
5 - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
6 - O Come All Ye Faithful
7 - Good Christen Men Rejoice
8 - What Child is This
9 - Away in a Manger
10 - O Holy Night
11 - Angels from the Realms of Glory
12 -
13 -
14 - Ding Dong Merrily on High
15 -

Melody said...

I'm ba-ack! :D Haha, before when I was doing this there was other noise going on at the same time so it wasn't as easy to remember the tunes.

4. The First Noel
12. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
13. It Came Upon a Midnight Cleark
14. Not at all sure, but just to throw it out there I'll guess Angels We Have Heard on High. (Hopefully I didn't guess that for another one. Hahahaha.)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were all correct! You're the first one to guess all 15 carols correctly! Excellent work m'dear!!! :)
Your score is 150 points!

I can tell how much you love Christmas carols! I hope you had a very lovely Christmas Amy! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Kiri Liz,
Your guess on #7 was correct. Your updated score is 120 points.


Meredith,
Your guesses on carols 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 14 were correct. Your guesses on #7 were incorrect. Your score is 110 points. Thanks for playing!
I post a new period drama or old-fashioned game each Saturday. Looking forward to having you join in often! :)


Melody,
Welcome back! Your recent guesses on carols 4, 12 and 13 were correct. Your guess on #14 was incorrect. Your updated score is 110 points. Good job! :)

birdienl said...

This is going to be a bit difficult for me, as I grew up with Dutch (versions of) Christmas carols, but in the last few years, thanks to YouTube and cds, I've learned the English lyrics of quite a few and also learned new English carols.

1.
2. Hark the herald angels sing
3. God rest you merry gentleman
4.
5.
6. Oh come all you faithful
7.
8.
9. Away in a manger
10. Oh Holy night
11. Ding, dong, merrily on high

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

birdienl,
Your guesses on carols 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 and 11 were correct. Your score is 60 points.
Good job, especially for not being as familiar with the English verses! I hope you get to learn more of these wonderful carols! :)

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