“Masters in This Hall”


"Masters in this hall, hear ye news today." The singer announces the good news "brought from oversea" of the birth of Jesus. The shepherds go to visit the child.


  • Pete Seeger, "Master in This Hall" (on PeteSeeger42)


  1. OBC 137, "Masters in this Hall" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 375, "Masters In This Hall" (1 text)
  3. ADDITIONAL: Ian Bradley, _The Penguin Book of Carols_ (1999), #51, "Masters in This Hall." (1 text)
  4. BI, FSWB375C


Author: Words: William Morris
Earliest date: 1860 ("Antient (sic) Christmas Carols"); the tune is said to be French and to predate the lyrics
Keywords: Christmas religious