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396. Christ Was Born on Christmas Day

1 Christ was born on Christmas day:
Wreathe the holly, twine the bay,
Christus natus Hodie:
The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.

2 He is born on set us free,
He is born our Lord to be,
Ex Maria Virgine:
The God, the Lord, by all adored for ever.

3 Let the bright red berries glow
Everywhere in goodly show:
Christus Natur Hodie:
The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.

4 Christians all, rejoice and sing,
'Tis the birthday of a King,
Ex Maria Virgine:
The God, the Lord, by all adored for ever.

Text Information
First Line: Christ was born on Christmas day
Title: Christ Was Born on Christmas Day
Meter: 777 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Scripture:
Topic: Christmas; Christmas Season; Children's Hymns (1 more...)
Source: Traditional
Tune Information
Name: RESONET IN LAUDIBUS
Composer (melody): Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 777 11
Key: E♭ Major
Source: German, 16th C.
Copyright: Harm. © Oxford University Press



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