1. Up! good Christen folk, and listenDing-dong, ding:
How the merry church bells ring,
And from steeple
Bid good people
Come adore the new-born King:
2. Tell the story how from glory
God came down at Christmastide,
Show'ring blessings far and wide.
3. Born of mother, blest o'er other,
Ex Maria Virgine,
In a stable
('Tis no fable),
Christus natus hodie.
Words: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1901)
Tune from Piae Cantiones (1582)