- Tune: Morning Song
- Meter: 86 86
- Style: Carol
- Composer: Unknown collected by Publisher: John Wyeth in Hymnal: Repository of Sacred Music II, 1813
- Lyricist: Brian L. Penney
- Church Year: Christmas
- Music Copyright Public Domain
- Lyrics Copyright Brian L. Penney 2008 – Used with Permission
- Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.
Arise and sing a joyful song – Lyrics
Published with Permission of the author: Rev. Brian L. Penney
1. Arise and sing a joyful song,
All you who dwell on earth;
Let ev’ry heart and ev’ry tongue
Proclaim the Savior’s birth.
2. Behold the Son was virgin-born,
By God’s mysterious pow’r;
Into this world, by sin destroyed,
He came at life’s dark hour.
3. The Light of life, incarnate Word,
The prophets did record;
Took on Himself the form of man,
That man might be restored.
4. In sacrificial love He came
And for our fallen race;
Upon Himself He took God’s wrath,
In death He took our place.
5. Now with the angels praise the One
Who bore our sins away;
With love, and joy, and gratitude,
Hail Him this Christmas day.