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273. Good Christian Men, Rejoice

1 Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice!
Give ye heed to what we say:
News! News!
Jesus Christ is born today!
Ox and ass before Him bow,
And He is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

2 Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice!
Now ye hear of endless bliss:
Joy! Joy!
Jesus Christ was born for this!
He hath opened heaven's door
And man is blessed forevermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

3 Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice!
Now ye need not fear the grave:
Peace! Peace!
Jesus Christ was born to save!
Calls you one and calls you all
To gain His everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save!
Christ was born to save!

Text Information
First Line: Good Christian men, rejoice
Title: Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John M. Neale
Meter: Irregular meter
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Christ: Birth
Source: Latin carol, 14th century
Tune Information
Name: IN DULCI JUBILO
Harmonizer: John Stainer
Meter: Irregular meter
Key: F Major
Source: German melody, 14th century



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