227. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing

1 On Christmas night all Christians sing,
To hear the news the angels bring;
On Christmas night all Christians sing,
To hear the news the angels bring:
News of great joy, news of great mirth,
News of our merciful King’s birth.

2 Then why should we on earth be sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad:
Then why should we on earth be sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad:
When from our sin He set us free,
All for to gain our liberty.

3 When sin departs before your grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
When sin departs before your grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
Heaven and earth with joy may sing,
All for to see the newborn King.

4 All out of darkness we have light
Which made the angels sing this night;
All out of darkness we have light
Which made the angels sing this night:
“Glory to God and peace to men,
Now and forevermore. Amen.”

Text Information
First Line: On Christmas night all Christians sing
Title: On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Scripture: Isaiah 53:5; Luke 2:10-14; John 8:36; Acts 26:18; Romans 5:20
Topic: Peace and Joy
Source: Traditional English carol; mod.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SUSSEX CAROL
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1919)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: G Major
Source: Traditional English carol
Copyright: Tune © 1919, Stainer & Bell, Ltd. Administered by Galway Music, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



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