1 Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Bring a torch, to the cradle run!
It is Jesus, good folk of the village;
Christ is born and Mary's calling:
Ah! ah! beautiful is the mother!
Ah! ah! beautiful is her Son!
2 It is wrong when the Child is sleeping,
It is wrong to talk so loud;
Silence, all as you gather around,
Lest your noise should waken Jesus;
Hush! hush! see how fast he slumbers;
Hush! hush! see how fast he sleeps!
3 Softly to the little stable,
Softly for a moment come;
Look and see how charming is Jesus;
How he is white, his cheeks are rosy!
Hush! hush! see how the Child is sleeping;
Hush! hush! see how he smiles in dream.
Eric Paździora is a composer whose music has been performed and published around the world. Reviewers have described his
compositions as “fresh, exciting, and well-crafted” (Pastoral Music) and “an instant classic” (Global Christian Worship). He holds a doctorate in music composition from the University of Maryland.