Good Christians all, rejoice


Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Give ye heed to what we say:
Jesus Christ is born today!
Ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Now ye hear of endless bliss,
Jesus Christ was born for this;
He hath oped the heavenly door,
and all are blest for evermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Now ye need not fear the grave;
Jesus Christ was born to save,
Calls you one and calls you all,
to gain his everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save!
Christ was born to save!


Words: Valentin Triller, 1573;
trans. John Mason Neale (1818-1866), 1853;
Click here for an alternative version.

Music: In dulci jubilo (German carol)

Meter: Irr. (66 777 855)

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 740 In dulci jubilo  
The Hymnal 1916 549 In dulci jubilo  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 Carols 7 In dulci jubilo  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
668 In dulci jubilo  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 741 In dulci jubilo  
The Hymnal 1940 031 In dulci jubilo  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 Carols 10 In dulci jubilo  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 099 In dulci jubilo  
The Hymn Book 1971 400 In dulci jubilo  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 238 In dulci jubilo  
The Hymnal 1982 107 In dulci jubilo  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 085 In dulci jubilo "Good Christians all, rejoice"
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 182 In dulci jubilo  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 153 In dulci jubilo  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 313 In dulci jubilo  
Sing Glory, 1999 349 In dulci jubilo  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 196 In dulci jubilo  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 240 In dulci jubilo  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 159 In dulci jubilo  

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