1 Christians, make a joyful sound,
sing to all the world around:
he is in a manger found,
the holy one, the infant son of Mary.
Let the people join to say
that Christ the Lord is born today,
till the very earth shall raise
the song of praise:
'Nowell, nowell
Christ is born, the infant son of Mary!'

2 Mighty God, Emmanuel
prince of whom the prophets tell,
child announced by Gabriel,
the holy one, the infant son of Mary.
Chorus

3 Come, you choirs, with gladness sing,
instruments of music bring
eager to proclaim the king,
the holy One, the infant son of Mary,
Chorus

4 Love is here to seek and save
heaven's master as a slave:
God so loved the world he gave
the holy One, the infant son of Mary.
Chorus

Loosely based on Resonet in laudibus , tr. Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
7 7 7 11 and refrain