1 Christ is born within a stable:
greet the day when heaven smiled!
Shepherds, fast as they are able,
run to see the holy Child.
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia! Amen.

2 Eastern skies are brightly shining,
hope has come upon the earth;
angel songs with ours combining
tell the world of Jesus' birth.
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia! Amen.

3 Peal the bells and set them ringing,
spread the joyful news abroad;
come with faith and join our singing
to acclaim the incarnate Lord!
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia! Amen.

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