“And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God” – Luke 2:20

Good Christian Men, Rejoice

Verse 1:
Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice!
Give ye heed to what we say:
Jesus Christ is born today!
Man and beast before Him bow,
And He is in the manger now:
Christ is born today,
Christ is born today!

Verse 2:
Good Christian men, 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 man is blest forevermore.
Christ was born for this,
Christ was born for this.

Verse 3:
Good Christian men, 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.

 

Words: Medieval Latin Carol (14th Century); translated by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Music: Traditional German Carol (14th Century)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek