O Remember Adams fall Lyrics

The words and lyrics of the old Christmas carol 'Remember, O Thou Man' were written by Thomas Ravenscroft (c.1592 - c.1635). He started his career as a chorister at Chichester Cathedral and then moved to London to serve in St. Paulís Cathedral. It was an exciting time in London as the Theatres were hugely popular showing plays by such noted playwrights as William Shakespeare.

Ravenscroft grew to know many of the actors and writers of this era and wrote music to accompany some of the plays that were produced at the Globe Theatre.

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Ravenscroft was also responsible for the preservation of the largest collection of popular vocal music which were published in Pammelia(1609), Deuteromalia(1609), and Melismata(1611). These songs had massive popular appeal and, as with the plays of the era, proved profitable for the Publishers.
These works became the longest surviving collections of traditional English popular songs. Our grateful thanks goes to Eric Halstead for giving his kind permission to play his self sequenced midi file of this superb piano rendition of this Christmas Carol.

O Remember Adam's fall Lyrics
Christmas Carol Lyrics

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Remember, O thou man,
O thou man, O thou man,
Remember O thou man,
Thy time is spent.

Remember, O thou man,
How thou cams't to me then,
And I did what I can,
Therefore repent.

Remember Adam's fall,
O thou man, O thou man!
Remember Adam's fall
From heaven to hell!

Remember Adam's fall,
How we were condemned all
To hell perpetual,
There for to dwell.

Remember God's goodness,
O thou man, O thou man!
Remember God's goodness,
And promise made!

Remember God's goodness,
How His only Son He sent
Our sins for to redress,
Be not afraid.

The angels all did sing,
O thou man, O thou man!
The angels all did sing,
On Sion hill

The angels all did sing,
Praises to our glorious King,
And peace to man living,
With a good will!'

The Shepherds amazed was,
O thou man, O thou man!
The Shepherds amazed was,
To hear the angels sing.

The Shepherds amazed was
How it should come to pass
That Christ our Messias
Should be our King!

To Bethlehem did they go,
O thou man, O thou man!
The shepherds three;
O thou man, O thou man!

To Bethlehem did they go,
To see whether it were so,
Whether Christ were borne or no
To set man free.

As the Angels before did say,
O thou man, O thou man!
As the Angels before did say,
So it came to pass;

As the Angels before did say,
They found him wrapt in hay
In a manger, where he lay
So poor he was.

In Bethlehem he was born,
O thou man, O thou man!
In Bethlehem he was born,
For mankind's sake;

In Bethlehem he was born,
For us that were forlorn,
And therefore took no scorn
Our sins to bear.

In a manger laid he was,
O thou Man, O thou Man,
In a manger laid he was
At this time present.

In a manger laid he was,
Between an ox and an ass,
And all for our trespass,
Therefore repent.

Give thanks to God always,
O thou man, O thou man!
Give thanks to God always,
With heart most joyfully

Give thanks to God always,
Upon this blessed day,
Let all men sing and say:
'Holy, holy!'


O Remember Adam's fall Lyrics
Christmas Carol Lyrics

O Remember Adams fall Lyrics

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