Love Came Down at Christmas

LOVE CAME DOWN AT CHRISTMAS
(Rossetti/Trad. Irish Melody)

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angel gave the sign.

GOOD CHRISTIAN MEN, REJOICE
(H. Suso, tr. Neale/14th C. German melody)

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 ope'd 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!

HE IS BORN
(19th c. French carol/18th c. French carol, arr. Blankenship)

He is born, the holy Child
Play the oboe and bagpipes merrily!
He is born, the holy Child
Sing we all of the Savior mild.

Through long ages of the past
Prophets have foretold His coming;
Through long ages of the past
Now the time has come at last!

He is born, the holy Child
Play the oboe and bagpipes merrily!
He is born, the holy Child
Sing we all of the Savior mild.