The lyrics to Good Christian Men, Rejoice and the music are ancient. The lyrics were first written in the 1300s with the music following in the late 15oos. The translation we most commonly sing in English was done in 1837 by Robert Lucas de Pearsall.

Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Lyrics 

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!

Good Christian Men, Rejoice
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