We've been told a joyful thingTranslator (from French): John O'Connor
Tune: [We've been told a joyful thing]
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1. We’ve been told a joyful thing,
News for all the nations.
Angels have been heard to sing
Round the shepherd stations,
One intoned the Gloria,
Peace to all things human;
War no more for true man.
2. Up and get you quickly there
Folk of field and village!
Over to that stable bare
Up beyond the tillage.
There you’ll find a Baby born
Old before His mother’s morn
Young with dewy splendor
Of parent stem so tender.
3. So we come to pay our vows:
Hail! God save thee, Mary!
Joseph, man of this poor house,
Fortune seems contrary.
Let us look on Christ the Lord,
That was sure the angel’s word.
Swathèd in a manger,
Welcome, Holy Stranger!
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|The Cyber Hymnal #7142||We've Been Told a Joyful Thing||We've been told a joyful thing||[We've been told a joyful thing]||John O'Connor||Evidently an old French carol from the Besançon region|