1 We Christians may Rejoice today,
When Christ was born to comfort and to save us;
Who thus believes No longer grieves,
For none are lost who grasp the hope He gave us.
2 O wondrous joy That God most high
Should take our flesh and thus our race should honor!
A Virgin mild Hath borne this Child;
Such grace and glory God hath put upon her.
3 Sin brought us grief, But Christ relief,
When down to earth He came for our salvation.
Since God with us Is dwelling thus,
Who dares to speak the Christian's condemnation?
4 Then hither throng With happy song
To Him whose birth and death are our assurance;
Through whom are we At last set free
From sins and burdens that surpassed endurance.
5 Yea, let us praise Our God and raise
Loud hallelujahs to the skies above us.
The bliss bestowed Today by God
To ceaseless thankfulness and joy should move us.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #122