Past Three O’Clock : Carol Lyrics, Video, Mp3 Download

“Past Three O’Clock” or “Past Three A Clock” is a Christmas carol, loosely based on the traditional cry of the city night watchman.

Christmas Carols

The words were written by George Ratcliffe Woodward to the traditional tune “London Waits”.

Woodward added lines to the traditional refrain in a style characteristic of his delight in archaic poetry.

It was published in A Cambridge Carol Book: Being Fifty-two Songs for Christmas, Easter and Other Seasons in 1924.

Past Three O’Clock Carol Lyrics :

past three o’clock,
on a cold frosty morning,
past three o’clock,
good morrow masters all.

born is a baby
gentle as may be,
son of the Eternal
Father supernal.

seraph choir singeth,
angel bell ringeth,
hark how they rhyme it,
time it and chime it!

mid earth rejoices
hearing such voices.
ne’ertofore so well
carolling nowell!

hinds o’er the pearly
dewy lawn early
seek the high stranger
laid in the manager.

cheese from the dairy
bring they for Mary,
and, not for money,
butter and honey.

light out of star-land
leadeth from far land
princes, to meet him,
worship and greet him.

myrrh from full coffer,
incense they offer;
nor is the golden
nugget withholden.

thus they: i pray you,
up sirs, nor stay you
till ye confess him
likewise and bless him.

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