John Speller's Web Pages Sons of men, behold from far (Derbyshire)

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Sons of men, behold from far (Derbyshire)



St. Leornard's Church, Bretforton, Worcestershire, where the Rev. W. H. Shawcross was Vicar at the time he published the Old Castleton Carols

The text, by Charles Wesley, is found in W.B. Shawcross' A Garland of the Old Castleton Christmas Carols (1904). "Innocents" seems to have been the usual tune. The carol also appears to have been known in the USA and Cornwall. A North American version to a different tune may be seen here.

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