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164. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

1 Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice!
Listen now 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 friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice!
Now you hear of endless bliss;
Joy! Joy!
Jesus Christ was born for this!
He has opened heaven's door,
and we are blest for evermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

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

Text Information
First Line: Good Christian friends, rejoice
Title: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Mason Neale (1853, alt.)
Meter: Irr.
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Known in Jesus Christ: Birth; Christian Year: Christmas; Jesus Christ (1 more...)
Source: Latin (14th century)
Tune Information
Name: IN DULCI JUBILO
Harmonizer: David Hugh Jones (1953)
Meter: Irr.
Key: F Major
Source: German melody (14th century)



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