Midnight Carol is from A Singing Faith. The music was composed for this hymn by Christopher Marshall

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Jewel Carol

Christ-child of Bethlehem, these gifts we bring you:
    sapphire and emerald, ruby and gold.
fit for a king is our God-given heritage,
    all we would offer you, nothing withhold.

Sapphire the blue of the oceans around us,
    emerald the green of our forests and lakes,
ruby the blossom of rata and Christmas tree,
    gold from the East as a new morning breaks.

Lord of the Southern skies, Star of our morning,
    Hope of our future, Companion and Friend,
let us remember with joy your nativity,
    serve you and love you till life's day shall end.

Copyright © Jocelyn Marshall, 2008