The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Let The Nations Now Rejoice

For Christmas

Words: Jure plaudant omnia

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 (The Donahoe publishing company, 1911), pp. 204-205.

Let the nations now rejoice,
Join with heaven in gladsome voice;
    Let the tidings of the morn
        Loudly ring,
    Unto us today is born
        Christ the King.

From the spotless virgin's womb
Through the Spirit doth he come;
    Peace and love for strife and scorn
        Doth he bring;
    Unto us today is born
        Christ the King.

Lo, he comes, and by his grace
Heals the woes of Adam's race;
    Rising from our lot forlorn,
        Let us sing;
    For to us today is born
        Christ the King.

Loving Jesus, evermore
Thee we praise and thee adore,
    Love to thee both night and morn
        Shall we bring.
    Unto us today is born
        Christ the King.

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