1 Dark is all the world below him;
can the angels' news be true?
God is with us: we can know him,
found this night so small, so new.

2 Why the sky so dark above him?
Must he die, to make us free?
God is for us: we can love him
who is nailed upon the tree.

3 How can rebel earth deserve him?
He has made our hearts his own;
God is in us: we can serve him
by his Spirit's fire alone.

4 All the world is lost without him;
come to Christ Emmanuel!
God has spoken: do not doubt him;
hear, believe, and sing Noel!

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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