The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jerusalem Rejoice!

For Christmas1

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Source: John Brownlie, trans., Hymns from the East Being Centos and Suggestions from the Office Books of the Holy Eastern Church (London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Lmd., 1905) pp. 44-5.
Christmas Hymns from John Brownlie


Jerusalem, rejoice!
Keep festival and sing;
All ye who dwell in Zionís courts,
Bring forth an offering.
    Rejoice, rejoice,
    Jerusalem, rejoice;
    And sing with glee, right merrily,
    Let every heart and voice.


To-day the chain is loosed
That long hath bound our race,
The condemnation is removed
Through Godís abounding grace.
    Rejoice, rejoice, etc.


The gates of heaven are wide,
And Satanís work undone;
For She2
who fell beneath his power,
Now gives the world Godís Son.
    Rejoice, rejoice, etc.


O depth of riches great!
O height of wisdom strong!
O knowledge of the Living God,
To right such grievous wrong!
    Rejoice, rejoice, etc.


Now, let creation sing
And leap, nor brook control,
For Christ hath come to call it back,
And save each ruined soul.
    Rejoice, rejoice,
    Jerusalem rejoice;
    And sing with glee, right merrily,
    Let every heart and voice.

Notes From Rev. Brownlie:

1. Music by Mr. Arthur Henry Brown.  Return

2. Woman.  Return

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