Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.@Luke 6:37

M. Alice Metcalf, in Bible Study Songs, by Bertha F. Vella & Daniel B. Towner (Boston, Massachusetts: The Pilgrim Press, 1899), page 125.

Daniel B. Towner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

Give and forgive at Christmas time;
Live and let live at Christmas time;
Tho’ all the world be wrapped in night,
The stars above are shining bright,
At Christmas time, at Christmas time.

Give and forgive at Christmas time;
Live and let live at Christmas time;
The darkness yields at last to light,
And wrong will be conquered by right,
At Christmas time, at Christmas time.

Live and let live at Christmas time;
Give and forgive at Christmas time;
Tho’ bitterness has cast its blight,
Let truth and love our hearts unite,
At Christmas time, at Christmas time.

Live and let live at Christmas time;
Give and forgive at Christmas time;
For all the world must own His might,
Who came to bless mankind with light,
At Christmas time, at Christmas time.

Give and forgive at Christmas time;
Live and let live at Christmas time;
Till through the year shall shine the light
That glorified the holy night,
At Christmas time, at Christmas time.

Give and forgive at Christmas time;
Live and let live at Christmas time;
From deepest depth and highest height,
Be praise to God and glory bright;
At Christmas time, at Christmas time.