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Infant Holy Infant Lowly


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Lyrics

Infant holy, infant lowly, for His bed a cattle stall;
Oxen lowing, little knowing, Christ the Babe is Lord of all.
Swift are winging, angels singing, noels ringing, tidings bringing,
Christ the Babe is Lord of all.
Christ the Babe is Lord of all.

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping vigil till the morning new,
Saw the glory, heard the story,
tidings of a Gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow, praises voicing, greet the morrow,
Christ the Babe was born for you.
Christ the Babe was born for you.

Activities

Music

  • Listen to the song. Ask children what sort of voices should we use when we sing this song? E.g. a gentle voice. Why do you think that? E.g. because it matches the soft sounding music. Tone Colour or Timbre is the specific sound quality of a voice or instrument.
  • Let children choose a soft sounding instrument or found sound to play along with the rhythm (short or long sounds that fit over an underlying beat) or beat (the steady pulse) of the song. Examples of soft sounding instruments or found sounds: triangles, bells, maracas, tambourines, plastic bottles and fillers - rice, lentils, pepper corns, small pebbles; rubber band guitar - stretch rubber bands over an empty small tissue box.
  • Challenge: Sing along to the instrumental version also great for concerts and performances!

Dance

  • Explore making 'soft body' moves to match the slow tempo and gentle music of the song.

Visual Art

  • Make your own photo instrument cards. Take photos of the soft sounding instruments (or draw the instruments) we recommend that you laminate the cards for longevity. You can use these cards to indicate to children when particular instruments should play along with the song.

Literacy

  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning "Do it, see it and hear it!"

Print out the song PDF

  • Read the song lyrics - ask children a variety of questions.
  • Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
  • Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. " " ! ? . ,
  • Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
  • Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
  • Word study - phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.

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