Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

Music: Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner
(1850–1919)

Lyrics

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.