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 #76aText
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #76bText
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #490a
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #490b
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #109Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #147Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #170
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #316Text
Common Praise (1998) #131Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #59Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #427aText
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #427bText
Complete Mission Praise #451
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #84Text
Hymnal: A Worship Book #208
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #95Text
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #62
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #320
Hymns to the Living God #110TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #46Text
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 #3600TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #165Text
The United Methodist Hymnal #242TextAudio
The Worshiping Church #153Page Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #317Text
Worship and Rejoice #210Text
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