A St Nicholas Carol

Wood carved Saint Nicolas
Saint Nicholas
St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle Photo: C Myers, St Nicholas Center
Saint Nicholas the children’s friend
Joyful sing we
His miracles a blessing send
Joyful sing we
All the people shout with glee
Now the blessed saint to see
May we all right merry be
Happy Day, Holy Day
Celebrate with gladness
The sailors, captives, all are free
Joyful sing we
The daughters three new life now see
Joyful sing we
All the people shout with glee
Now the blessed saint to see
May we all right merry be
Happy Day, Holy Day
Celebrate with gladness
He comes with gifts beyond compare
Joyful sing we
He tells us of God’s love and care
Joyful sing we
All the people shout with glee
Now the blessed saint to see
May we all right merry be
Happy Day, Holy Day
Celebrate with gladness


Text: copyright © J M Rosenthal
Tune: SALVE REGINA/Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above (Sister Act)

Musical notation


By the Revd James M Rosenthal for the celebration to launch the St Nicholas Project, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2006 December 5th. Used by permission.

Mp3 file courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.

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