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224. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

1 Good Christian friends, 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 friends, rejoice, with heart and soul and voice;
now ye hear of endless bliss: News, news! Jesus Christ was born for this!
He hath opened the heaven's door, and ye 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: News, news! 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 friends, rejoice
Title: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Mason Neale (1855)
Meter: 66.727.78.55
Language: English
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Christ's Gracious Life: Birth and Baptism; Christian Year: Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany (3 more...)
Source: 14th cent. Latin
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Gary Alan Smith (1988)
Meter: 66.727.78.55
Key: F Major
Copyright: Harm. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House.

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