1. 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.
2. When sin departs before Thy grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
Angels and men with joy may sing,
All for to see the newborn King.
3. From out of dark-ness we have light,
Which made the angels sing the night;
Glory to God and peace to men,
Now and for evermore A-men.