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Good Christian Men, Rejoice!

Tune: In Dulci Jubilo. Three settings of the tune: a Renaissance setting by Gesius, Bramley and Stainer's Victorian-era setting, and a four-part setting by J.S. Bach. [Download the mp3] Chorale setting by Bach from the Orgelbüchlein [Download the mp3]

Good Christian men, rejoice
with heart and soul, and voice;
Give ye heed to what we say:
News! News! 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 men, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
Now ye hear of endless bliss:
Joy! Joy! Jesus Christ was born for this!
He has opened the heavenly door,
and man is blest forevermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

Good Christian men, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
Now ye need not fear the grave:
Peace! Peace! 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!

In dulci jubilo,
Nun singet und seid froh!
Alle unsre Wonne
Liegt in praesepio
Sie leuchtet wie die Sonne
Matris in gremio
Alpha es et O.
Alpha es et O.

O Jesu parvule,
Nach Dir ist mir so weh.
Tröst mir mein Gemüte,
O puer optime,
Durch all Deine Güte,
O princeps gloriae.
Trahe me post te.
Trahe me post te.

O Patris charitas!
O Nati lenitas!
Wir wären all verloren,
Per nostra crimina,
So hat er uns erworben
Coelorum gaudia.
Quanta gratia!
Quanta gratia!



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Updated 12/08/2010.