God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but shall have eternal life.@John 3:16

Heinrich Suso (?-1366); translated from Latin to English by John M. Neale in Carols for Christmastide (London: 1853). Folklore has it that Suso, hearing angels sing these words, joined them in a dance of worship.

In Dulci Jubilo, 14th Century German melody; harmony from Christmas Carols Old and New, 1871 ( pdf nwc).

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John M. Neale (1818-1866)

Good Christian men, rejoice with heart and soul, and voice;
Give ye heed to what we say: News! News! Jesus Christ is born today;
Ox and ass before Him bow; and He is in the manger now.
Christ is born today! Christ is born today!

Good Christian men, rejoice, with heart and soul and voice;
Now ye hear of endless bliss: Joy! Joy! Jesus Christ was born for this!
He has opened the heavenly door, and man is blest forevermore.
Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!

Good Christian men, rejoice, with heart and soul and voice;
Now ye need not fear the grave: Peace! Peace! Jesus Christ was born to save!
Calls you one and calls you all, to gain His everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save! Christ was born to save!