84. Love came down at Christmas

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 neighbor,
love for plea and gift and sign.

Text Information
First Line: Love came down at Christmas
Author: Christina Rossetti, 1830-1894 (alt.)
Meter: 67. 67
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Harmonizer: David Evans, 1874-1948
Meter: 67. 67
Key: F Major
Source: Petrie Collection of Irish Melodies, Part II, 1902 (melody)
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press.

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