Love Came Down at Christmas

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1 Love came down at Christmas,
love all lovely, Love divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
star and angels gave the sign.

2 Worship we the Godhead,
Love incarnate, Love divine;
worship we our Jesus,
but wherewith for sacred sign?

3 Love shall be our token,
love be yours and love be mine;
love to God and others,
love for plea and gift and sign.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #110

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti

Rossetti, Christina Georgina, daughter of Gabriel, and sister of Dante Gabriel and William Michael Rossetti, was born in London, Dec. 5, 1830, and received her education at home. Her published works include:— (1) Goblin Market, and Other Poems, 1862; (2) The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems, 1866 ; (3) Poems, mainly a reprint of Nos. 1 and 2, 1875; (4) A Pageant, and Other Poems, 1881, &c. In addition, Miss Rossetti has published several prose works, as:— Annus Domini (a book of prayers for every day in the year), 1874; Letter and Spirit of the Decalogue, 1883, and others. She has written very few hymns avowedly for church worship, but several centos have been compiled from her poems, and have passed into several hymn-books. The… Go to person page >



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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #76a


Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #76b

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #490a

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #490b


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #109


Celebrating Grace Hymnal #147

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #170


Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #316


Common Praise (1998) #131

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #59


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #427a


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #427b

Complete Mission Praise #451


Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #84

Hymnal: A Worship Book #208


Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #95

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #62

Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #320

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Hymns to the Living God #110


Lutheran Worship #46

Rejoice in God: the K. Lee Scott Hymnary #12

Singing the Faith #210a

Singing the Faith #210b

The Christian Life Hymnal #91


The Cyber Hymnal #3600


The New Century Hymnal #165


The United Methodist Hymnal #242

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The Worshiping Church #153


Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #317


Worship and Rejoice #210

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