30. Rejoice, rejoice, ye Christians

1 Rejoice, rejoice, ye Christians,
With all your hearts, this morn!
O hear the blessed tidings,
"The Lord, the Christ, is born,"
Now brought us by the angels
That stand about God's throne;
O lovely are the voices
That make such tidings known!

2 O hearken to their singing!
This Child shall be your Friend;
The Father so hath willed it,
That thus your woes should end.
The Son is freely given,
That in Him ye may have
The Father's grace and blessing,
And know He loves to save.

3 Nor deem the form too lowly
That clothes Him at this hour;
For know ye what it hideth?
'Tis God's almighty power.
Though now within the manger
So poor and weak He lies;
He is the Lord of all things,
He reigns above the skies.

4 Sin, death, and hell, and Satan
Have lost the victory;
This Child shall overthrow them,
As ye shall surely see.
Their wrath shall naught avail them;
Fear not, their reign is o'er;
This Child shall overthrow them,--
O hear and doubt no more.


Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, ye Christians
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1918
Topic: The Church Year: CHRISTMAS
Source: Magdeburg Geistliche Lieder, 1540
Tune Information
Composer: William S. Hoyte (1889)
Meter: 7 6, 7 6. D.
Key: C Major

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