This beloved Christmas carol was arranged specifically for our church's Christmas program, with over 600 congregational singers, a chamber orchestra, and piano accompaniment. The carol is written in the lowered key of A-flat. The piano introduces the familiar triplet pattern, with traditional harmonies and occasional substitutionary chords. This arrangement offers only one stanza, but two or three repeats are certainly optional, depending on desired stanzas. Optional high notes for treble clef instruments are offered within the score and individual parts.