1 All heaven rings with joyful songs
as angels tell the story
of one who comes to right our wrongs
and take us up to glory.

2 The silent earth is filled with awe
and mortal men stand trembling;
for God is found among the poor,
our very selves resembling.

3 The Lord is born this holy day
of Mary, virgin mother;
God's child of grace, love's perfect way,
our saviour and our brother.

4 Come, Christians, greet the living Word,
ascribing truth and merit;
let heaven and earth with one accord
praise Father, Son and Spirit!

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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