First Carol

DESCRIPTION: "Rejoice, the promised Savior's come, And shall the blind behold; The deaf shall hear and the dumb his wondrous works be told. His wondrous works be told, His wondrous works be told."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1898 (Hill, Wiltshire Folk Songs and Carols)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cologne/Morrison, p. 14 [continued on p. 23], "First Carol" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Roud #1159
NOTES [58 words]: Presumably a reference to Matthew 11:4-5 or Luke 7:22-23. Jesus is asked by John's disciples if his the one "who is to come," or not. Jesus responds, "Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor have good news preached to them." - RBW
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