316. Love came down at Christmas

1 Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
star and angels gave the sign.

2 Worship we the Godhead,
Love incarnate, Love Divine;
worship we our Jesus:
but wherewith for sacred sign?

3 Love shall be our token;
love be yours and love be mine;
love to God and all men,
love for plea and gift and sign.

Text Information
First Line: Love came down at Christmas
Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 6767
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 John 4:9-12; 1 John 4:16; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:6; John 1:1-2; John 1:14; John 3:16; Luke 2:9; Luke 2:13; Mark 12:28-31; Matthew 2:2; Matthew 2:10-11; Matthew 28:17
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Christmas and Epiphany; God: Love of; Love: For God1 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GARTAN
Harmonizer: David Evans (1874-1948)
Meter: 6767
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Irish traditional melody
Copyright: Harmonisation © Oxford University Press



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