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Tune Information

Incipit: 11134 56551 13456
Key: F Major or modal
Source: German melody, 14th cent.; Klug's Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1535


Good Christian Men, Rejoice

Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
give ye heed to what we say:
Jesus Christ was born today.
Ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

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IN DULCI JUBILO was originally a folk dance; it is filled with rhythmic energy. There are many organ and choral arrangements of this tune. Sing this lilting lively carol in unison or in parts with bright flute accompaniment (either real flutes or flute stops on the organ). Observe a ritardando only in the final phrase of stanza 3. Sing with two pulses per bar.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Instances (1 - 62 of 62)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #228
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #34
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #65Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #96TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #183TextFlexScorePage Scan
Catholic Book of Worship III #322
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #122TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #164Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #90ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #34Text
Christmas Favorites #33
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #322TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #153TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #240TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #135TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #288TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #440Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #362TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #367Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #132Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudio
Himnos de la Iglesia #35
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #107TextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #104
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #97
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #85Text
Hymns of Faith #119TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #260
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #265
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #98TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #386Text
Lutheran Worship #47
Moravian Book of Worship #291TextPage Scan
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #70
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #198Page Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #28Text
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #60
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #66
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #355Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #203
Rejoice in the Lord #218TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #136
Sing Joyfully #214TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #563Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #273TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #94
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #173
The Cyber Hymnal #1966TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #151TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #129Text
The United Methodist Hymnal #224Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #180
The Worshiping Church #157TextFlexScorePage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #313
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #207TextFlexScorePage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #213Text InfoTextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #214Text InfoTextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #35Text
Worship (3rd ed.) #391TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #427FlexScore
Worship and Rejoice #198TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #81
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #155
Include 48 pre-1979 instances