Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11

Bertha E. Bush, 1907.

Edmund S. Lorenz (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edmund S. Lorenz (1854-1942)

Christmas bells are ringing,
Ringing, ringing,
Happy children singing,
Christ is born.
In the manger lowly
Lay the Christ child holy,
Angels singing, shepherds bringing,
Love and praise.

While the star shone o’er Him,
O’er Him, o’er Him,
Wise men knelt before Him
Where He lay.
Forth they brought their treasure,
Wealth beyond our measure,
With hearts glowing, all bestowing,
Hail Him king!

Gold and myrrh they brought Him,
Brought Him, brought Him,
Bearing gifts they sought Him,
Far they came.
Now, while bells are ringing,
We, too, presents bringing,
Bow before Him, low adore Him,
Crown Him king.