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Rejoice In Jesu's Birth

Rejoice in Jesus' birth

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 36 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Rejoice in Jesu’s birth!
To us a son is given,
To us a child is born on earth,
Who fills both earth and Heaven!
His shoulder props the sky,
This universe sustains!
The God supreme, the Lord most high,
The King Messiah reigns!

2 His name, his nature, soars
Beyond the creature’s ken!
Yet, whom th’ angelic host adores,
He pleads the cause of men!
Our counselor we praise,
Our advocate above,
Who daily in His church displays
His miracles of love.

3 Th’ almighty God is He,
Author of heavenly bliss,
The Father of eternity,
The glorious Prince of Peace!
Wider and wider still
He doth His sway extend,
With peace divine His people fill,
And joys that never end.

4 His government shall grow,
From strength to strength proceed,
His righteousness the church o’erflow,
And all the earth o’erspread:
His presence shall increase
The happiness above,
The full, progressive happiness
Of everlasting love.

5 Now for Thy promise’ sake,
O’er earth exalted be;
The kingdom, power, and glory take,
Which all belong to Thee!
In zeal for God and man,
Thy full salvation bring!
The universal Monarch reign,
The saint’s eternal king!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8865

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Rejoice in Jesus' birth
Title: Rejoice In Jesu's Birth
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: D
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8865
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The Cyber Hymnal #8865

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