Christmas hymn: The Sussex Carol


MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Tuesday, December 24th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard.

NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. It’s Christmas eve! Our closing musical selection today is from the 2018 Baylor Christmas Program. The piece is a popular English hymn known best by the first line of it’s lyric: “On Christmas night all Christians sing.”

REICHARD: It’s actual published title is: “The Sussex Carol” as that’s where hymn editor and collector Ralph Vaughan Williams first heard it sung. Here are the combined Baylor University Choirs with Brett Stewart’s arrangement of the hymn.


(Photo/Baylor University)

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