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Christ was born on Christmas day

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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.

Source: Worship (3rd ed.) #396

Author: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ was born on Christmas day
Author: J. M. Neale



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