1 When shepherds watched and angels sang
and Judah's hills with glory rang,
then Christ was born the Son of Man
on Christmas Day in the morning:
Christ was born the Son of Man
on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Christ was born the Son of Man
on Christmas Day in the morning.

2 When Joseph knelt and Mary bowed
and beasts of burden brayed aloud,
there Christ was born for all our good
on Christmas Day in the morning:
Christ was born for all our good
on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Christ was born for all our good
on Christmas Day in the morning.

3 When wise men sought and Herod feared
and when a royal star appeared,
then Christ was born to be our Lord
on Christmas Day in the morning:
Christ was born to be our Lord
on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Christ was born to be our Lord
on Christmas Day in the morning.

4 When God no longer calls in vain
and human hearts are love's domain,
there Christ is born in us again
on Christmas Day in the morning:
Christ is born in us again
on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
Christ is born in us again
on Christmas Day in the morning.

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