Hymn: Epiphany Carol
(Tune: possibly Slane)
Rejoice, all good people, our Saviour has come,
Not in Bethlehem now, the whole world is His home.
Our hearts are His manger, our lives are His inn,
His spirit within us to shield us from sin.
Give Him, all good people, the gold of your love,
Your incense of virtue, His presence to prove,
Your myrrh of confession, thus dying to shame;
In true Christian holiness, honour His name.
Serve Him, all good people, in pleasure or pain;
Your Covenant pledges renew once again.
His strength will avail you in all you intend,
Rejoice in Christ Jesus, our Saviour and friend.
Alfred Paice retired to the Isle of Wight after a career in teaching. His amateur writing has always been influenced by his Christian beliefs and his quirky sense of humour.