1 Into darkness light has broken,
Christ has been born!
out of silence God has spoken;
Christ has been born!
Prince of peace, the nations greet him,
thrones and powers cannot defeat him:
sing for joy and come to meet him.
Christ has been born!

2 For to us a son is given,
Christ has been born!
treasured gift to earth from heaven;
Christ has been born!
wondrous counsellor to guide us,
judge when justice is denied us,
everlasting God beside us.
Christ has been born!

3 Promised child we tell the story
Christ has been born!
Son of David, Israel's glory:
Christ has been born!
in this child our God has sought us,
wisdom from on high has taught us,
hope and healing now has brought us.
Christ has been born!

David Mowbray (born 1938)
© David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns
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