1 Holy, joyful dawn of Christmas,
love to each unworthy heart,
Jesus bringing new beginning,
love to earth in every part.

2 Holy, joyful dawn of Christmas,
joy to each unworthy heart,
Christ abiding, sinners guiding,
joy to earth in every part.

3 Holy, joyful dawn of Christmas,
peace to each unworthy heart,
angels raising heaven's praising,
peace to earth in every part.

O du fr O du selige, Johannes Feek (1768 - 1826) and Heinrich Holzsch (fl. 1819), tr. Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
© Paul Wigmore/Jubilate Hymns
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