Rejoice, Ye Faithful Of The Earth
For Christmas, Epiphany
Words: Congaudeat turba fidelium
Music: Not Stated
Source: Daniel Joseph Donahoe, ed., Early Christian Hymns: Series II. Translations of the Verses of the Most Noted Latin Writers of the Early and Middle Ages (Donahoe Publishing Company, 1911), Hymn IV, pp. 201-202. Text only; no music.
Rejoice, ye faithful of the earth,
Behold the Saviour's royal birth
Hark to the song that ne'er shall cease;
"Glory to God, to mankind peace,"
The shepherds hear the song, and speak;
"Let us the glorious Infant seek
There in a manger low, between
The humble beasts, the Child is seen
The envious Herod seeks to slay
The Infant King, he should obey,
But Mary safe to Egypt brings
Her tender Son, the King of Kings
Lo! from the virgin's womb is born
The joy of earth this happy morn
And earth with praise shall ever ring
To her who bore the Heavenly King
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