Come Rejoicing, Come with Singing
Words: R. Frederick Crider, 2009
Music: W ZLOBIE LEZY, Polish carol, arr. Edith M. G. Reed, 1926
United Methodist pastor and hymn writer R. Frederick Crider has written this short one-stanza text that was first used as a response with the lighting of the Christ Candle on Christmas Eve in his own church. It is suitable throughout the Christmas season as a congregational or choral response, or as an added stanza to the hymn, "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" (UM Hymnal, no. 229).
Links to other hymns by Fred Crider are on the Discipleship Ministries worship and music website, along with photo, bio. and contact information.