1 Greetings, Christian friends and neighbours!
We with Bethl'hem's shepherds say
'Welcome to the baby Jesus,
born this happy Christmas Day!'

2 Thank the Father for his mercy,
for the gift of peace on earth,
for the glorious hope of heaven
brought to us through Jesus' birth.

3 Bring your gifts with joy present them
to the child, the holy One;
give your lives in love and service
to God's true and only Son.

4 Happy those who mark this season
mindful of the world's great need;
happy all who love our saviour,
serving him in word and deed.

5 So then, Christian friends and neighbours,
celebrate! as well you may;
sing to greet our saviour Jesus
born this happy Christmas Day.

Mollie Knight (1917 - 1993)
© The Representatives of the late Mollie Knight / Jubilate Hymns
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