Friday, December 18, 2009

"Other Verses" Game

A few years ago I put together this game for a choir party. The phrases are from Christmas songs, but not from the first verse. Each phrase has been broken in half. Can you match the two parts of each phrase and then decide which carol each phrase is from?

No more will sin and sorrow grow

All meanly wrapped in swathing bands

When I was a seeker, I sought both night and day

Born a babe on Bethlehem's plain

What the gladsome tidings be

Page and monarch forth they went, forth they went together

We are not daily beggars that beg from door to door

Mary was the mother there

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation

I sought the Lord to help me, and He showed me the way

And the Christ that baby fair

And still is sung in ev'ry tongue

Nor thorns infest the ground

Sing, all ye citizens of heav'n above

Mild he lays his glory by

Which inspire your heav'nly song

For lo! the days are hast'ning on, by prophets seen of old

Lived on earth our Savior holy

When with the ever-circling years shall come the time foretold

Proclaim the holy birth

Born that man no more may die

With the poor, and mean, and lowly

The angels' song of glory

And in a manger laid

Gold we bring to crown Him again

Through the rude wind's wild lament, and the bitter weather

O morning stars, together

But we are neighbors' children, whom you have seen before

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