Up! good Christen folk, and listen
How the merry church bells ring,
And from steeple
Bid good people
Come adore the newborn King:
Tell the story how from glory
God came down at Christmastide,
Show'ring blessings far and wide.
Born of mother, blest o'er other,
Ex Maria Virgin,
In a stable
('Tis no fable),
Christus natus hodie.