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On Christmas night all Christians sing

On Christmas night all Christians sing Lyrics (Sussex Carol)

The inspirational words and lyrics of this favorite hymn begin with "On Christmas night all Christians sing, To hear the news the angels bring" as the first words of the famous, old Sussex Carol. The author of the lyrics and name of the composer of the music that accompanies the "On Christmas night" hymn have been lost over time and are therefore unknown, but continue to be enjoyed to this day at this festive time of the year. The Christmas hymn originated in the English county of Sussex and was possibly first performed in one of the late medieval mystery plays that covered the story of the Nativity. The famous English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958) composed the fine arrangement of the Sussex Carol. Theme of the lyrics is the announcement of the birth of Jesus Christ as told in Luke 2:10. Enjoy the lyrics of this traditional Christmas carol.

On Christmas night all Christians sing - The Sussex Carol
Title: On Christmas night all Christians sing *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols


On Christmas night all Christians sing Lyrics

On Christmas night all Christians sing,
To hear the news the angels bring;
On Christmas night all Christians sing,
To hear the news the angels bring:
News of great joy, news of great mirth,
News of our merciful King’s birth.

Then why should men on earth be sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad:
Then why should we on earth be sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad:
When from our sin He set us free,
All for to gain our liberty.

When sin departs before Your grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
When sin departs before Your grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
Angels and men with joy may sing,
All for to see the newborn King.

All out of darkness we have light
Which made the angels sing this night;
All out of darkness we have light
Which made the angels sing this night:
“Glory to God and peace to men,
Now and forevermore. Amen.”

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Sussex Carol aka On Christmas night all Christians sing
Author of Lyrics: Unknown
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: On Christmas night all Christians sing, To hear the news the angels bring
First Publication Date: 1684 in 'Small Garland of Pious and Godly Songs' by by Luke Wadding, a 17th-century Irish bishop

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