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346. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

1 Good Christian friends, rejoice,
With heart and soul and voice;
Give ye heed to what we say:
Jesus Christ is born today!
Ox and ass before him bow,
And he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

2 Good Christian friends, rejoice,
With heart and soul and voice;
Now ye hear of endless bliss;
Jesus Christ was born for this!
He has opened heaven's door,
And we are blest forevermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

3 Good Christian friends, rejoice,
With heart and soul and voice;
Now ye need not fear the grave;
Jesus Christ was born to save!
Calls you one and calls you all,
To gain his everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save!
Christ was born to save!

Text Information
First Line: Good Christian friends, rejoice
Title: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Meter: 66 77 78 55
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Source: Latin and German, 14th cent.
Tune Information
Name: IN DULCI JUBILO
Meter: 66 77 78 55
Key: F Major or modal
Source: J. Klug's Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1535



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