Joy fills our inmost heart today!

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CGS No.: 
45

Verse 1
Joy fills our inmost heart today!
The Royal Child is born:
And Angel hosts in glad array
His Advent keep this morn.

Chorus
Rejoice, rejoice! The Incarnate WORD
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard ?
Emmanuel!

Verse 2
Low at the cradle Throne we bend,
We wonder and adore;
And feel no bliss can ours transcend,
No joy was sweet before.

Chorus
Rejoice, rejoice! The Incarnate WORD
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard ?
Emmanuel!

Verse 3
For us the world must lose its charms
Before the manger-shrine,
When, folded in Thy Mother's arms,
We see Thee, Babe Divine.

Chorus
Rejoice, rejoice! The Incarnate WORD
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard ?
Emmanuel!

Verse 4
Thou Light of uncreated Light,
Shine on us, Holy Child:
That we may keep Thy Birthday bright,
With service undefiled.

Chorus
Rejoice, rejoice! The Incarnate WORD
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard ?
Emmanuel!