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391. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

1 Good Christian friends, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice;
O give 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 you hear of endless bliss:
Jesus Christ was born for this!
He has 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 you 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
Latin Title: In dulci jubilo
Translator: John M. Neal, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 77 77 55
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:10-11; Luke 2:29-32
Topic: Christmas; Christmas Season
Source: Latin and German, 14th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Robert L. Pearsall, 1795-1856
Meter: 77 77 55
Key: F Major
Source: Klug's Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1535

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