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121. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing

1 On Christmas night all Christians sing
to hear the news the angels bring;
on Christmas night all Christians sing
to hear the news the angels bring:
news of great joy, news of great mirth,
news of our merciful King’s birth.

2 Then why should we on earth be sad,
since our Redeemer made us glad?
Then why should we on earth be sad,
since our Redeemer made us glad,
when from our sin He set us free,
all for to gain our liberty?

3 When sin departs before His grace,
then life and health come in its place;
when sin departs before His grace,
then life and health come in its place;
angels and men with joy may sing,
all for to see the newborn King.

4 All out of darkness we have light,
which made the angels sing this night;
all out of darkness we have light,
which made the angels sing this night:
“Glory to God and peace to men,
now and forevermore. Amen.”

Text Information
First Line: On Christmas night all Christian sing
Title: On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Jesus Christ: Incarnation
Source: Traditional English carol
Tune Information
Name: SUSSEX CAROL
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1912)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Key: F Major
Source: Traditional carol melody



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