Good Christian friends, rejoice (Traditional)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The carol with harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The Hymnal 1982.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 177 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The carol in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Good Christian friends, rejoice
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Tune: In dulci jubilo
Lyricist:

Translation by John Mason Neale

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Harmony by Charles Winfred Douglas. See also Good Christian men, rejoice

External websites:

Original text and translations

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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!

Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
now ye hear of endless bliss;
Jesus Christ was born for this!
He hath opened heaven’s door,
and we are blest for evermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

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!