The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Come, Christian Men, Let All Rejoice

For Christmas

Words: Edgar Pettman

Music: Traditional, harmonized by Edgar Pettman

With A Similar Theme: Come rejoice, all good Christians

Source: Edgar Pettman, ed., The Westminster Carol Book (London: Houghton & Co., 1899), Carol No. 40, p. 54.

1. Come, Christian men, let all rejoice
With one accord lift up your voice,
Hear ye not the song of old?
Good news.
Yea! Good news to me, to you.
Lo! Our King has come to earth,
Then come with carols hail His birth.
Christ is born today,
Christ is born today.

2. Come, sinners, too, with saints rejoice,
With one accord lift up your voice,
You to Him may all belong,
Sing! Then!
Hear the everlasting song,
peace and joy must reign supreme,
Christ shall all the world redeem.
Christ was born today.
Christ was born today.

3. Come, rich and poor, let all rejoice,
With one accord lift up your voice,
Op'd are Zion's portals wide,
Ever.
Now we may in Him confide,
Joyful sing this Holy song,
And singing join the Heavenly throng.
Christ was born today.
Christ was born today.

4. Then linger not, but hasten on,
While now we hear the angel's song,
Time is fleeting fast away,
Come! Then!
Lo, the brightness of the day,
Warns you soon will come the night,
Join then now that Christian fight,
Soldiers brave and true.
Soldiers brave and true.

5. Oh, blessed Saviour! Hear our song,
We long to join the Heavenly throng,
May we all be sanctified,
Holy.
Thou, our King art glorified,
May we all Thy glory see,
And joyous ever sing to Thee
Holy songs of joy.
Holy songs of joy.

Sheet Music from Edgar Pettman, ed., The Westminster Carol Book (London: Houghton & Co., 1899), Carol No. 40, p. 54.

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Sheet Music from Edgar Pettman, ed., Modern Christmas Carols (London: Weekes & Co., 1892), #30:

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Note from Pettman: No. XXX.—Alternative harmonies will be found in the collection published by Novello, Ewer & Co.

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