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28. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

1 Good Christian friends, rejoice
With heart, and soul, and voice;
Give ye heed to what we say:
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 ye hear of endless bliss:
Jesus Christ was born for this!
He hath opened heaven's door,
And we are blest forevermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

3 Good Christian friends, rejoice,
With heart and soul and voice;
Now ye need not fear the grave:
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
Translator and Paraphraser: John Mason Neale (1853; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 6.6.7.7.7.8.5.5
Scripture:
Source: Medieval Latin carol
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: IN DULCI JUBILO
Harmonizer: David Hugh Jones (1953)
Meter: 6.6.7.7.7.8.5.5
Key: F Major
Source: German folk tune, 14th century
Copyright: Harmonization copyright, MCMLV, by John Ribble: renewed, 1983, adapted from The Hymnbook, published by Westminster Press



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