Christians, awake! Salute this happy morn
Whereon the Savior of this world was born;
Rise to adore the mystery of love,
Which hosts of angels chanted from above;
With them the joyful tidings first begun
Of God incarnate and the Virgin’s Son.

Then to the watchful shepherds it was told,
Who heard th’angelic herald’s voice, behold,
I bring glad tidings of a Savior’s birth,
To you and all the nations upon earth;
This day hath God fulfill’d his promis’d word,
This day is born a Savior, Christ the Lord.

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