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Come and sing the Christmas story

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1 Come and sing the Christmas story
this holy night!
Christ is born: the hope of glory
dawns on our sight.
Alleluia! earth is ringing
with a thousand angels singing —
hear the message they are bringing
this holy night.

2 Jesus, Saviour, child of Mary
this holy night,
in a world confused and weary
You are our light.
God is in a manger lying,
manhood taking, self denying,
life embracing, death defying
this holy night.

3 Lord of all! Let us acclaim Him
this holy night;
king of our salvation name Him,
throned in the height.
Son of Man — let us adore Him,
all the earth is waiting for Him;
Son of God — we bow before Him
this holy night.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #316

Author: Michael A. Perry

Initially studying mathematics and physics at Dulwich College, Michael A. Perry (b. Beckenham, Kent, England, 1942; d. England, 1996) was headed for a career in the sciences. However, after one year of study in physics at the University of London, he transferred to Oak Hill College to study theology. He also studied at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and received a M.Phil. from the University of Southhampton in 1973. Ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1966, Perry served the parish of St. Helen's in Liverpool as a youth worker and evangelist. From 1972 to 1981 he was the vicar of Bitterne in Southhampton and from 1981 to 1989, rector of Eversley in Hampshire and chaplain at the Police Staff College. He then became vicar of Tonbridge in Ke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come and sing the Christmas story
Author: Michael A. Perry
Meter: 8.4.8.4.8.8.8.4
Language: English
Copyright: © Mrs. B. Perry / Jubilate Hymns (admin. Hope Publishing Co.)

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Church Family Worship #638

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #81

Scripture Song Database #702

Sing Glory #348

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #316

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