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Come, let us celebrate the birth

Come, let us celebrate the birth

Author: D. E. Hammer
Tune: [Come, let us celebrate the birth]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Come, let us celebrate the birth
Of our Redeemer, King;
Then lay aside all carnal mirth,
And joyful anthems sing.

Then let our voices all unite
In singing of his birth,
And show to men the joyful sight—
Salvation to the earth.

2 Behold the Child in manger born;
Behold Him as He lay;
Behold the Saviour all forlorn
But sanctified today. [Refrain]

3 Look on the Saviour of the world,
Behold the Christ that died;
See Him whose death our robes unfurled
And brought us to his side. [Refrain]

4 Let’s keep this holy feast to Him,
In mem’ry of his Son,
Who died as sacrifice for sin,
And bought us as his own. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #113

Author: D. E. Hammer

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Text Information

First Line: Come, let us celebrate the birth
Author: D. E. Hammer
Refrain First Line: Then let our voices all unite