1 Christmas news! Christ is born,
night has fled bright the dawn,
angel hosts greet the morn,
shepherds there adore him,
wise men kneel before him.
   Lift your hearts today
   mercy starts today.
   Christmas news!
   Christ is born,
   Christ our Lord and Saviour.

2 Christmas news! Christ the boy
Israel's hope, Mary's joy
Herod's hate can't destroy:
now he takes our nature,
grows in grace and stature.
   Lift your hearts ...

3 Christmas news! Christ stoops low,
all our grief he will know,
every hurt, every blow,
like his human brothers
yet unlike all others.
   Lift your hearts ...

4 Christmas news! Christ the Lord
in our world has restored
what was spoilt, what was flawed:
praise his incarnation,
cross and resurrection.
   Lift your hearts ...

David Mowbray

© David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns
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