Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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J. Lincoln Hall
1866–1930

Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, in The Ser­vice of Praise, by Lin­coln Hall et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900), num­ber 163.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clea­tor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Beautiful Christ­mas time
Once more we greet,
Telling in song and chime,
A sto­ry sweet—
Story of One who came
From courts above,
That all who hear His name
Might know His love.

Refrain

The Christ­mas light shines o’er us,
It lights the way be­fore us;
Sweet bells in sil­ver chor­us
Proclaim the glad news of Heav’n!
The ang­els bright are sing­ing
That Je­sus Christ is born,
The an­gels are sing­ing,
The glad bells are ring­ing
The birth of Im­ma­nu­el.

Beautiful Christ­mas day
Of long ago,
Ever up­on our way
Thy light shall glow;
Ever thy won­der­ful
Gladness shall bring
News to a list­en­ing earth
Of Christ the King.

Refrain

Beautiful Christ­mas tide
Welcome to­day,
Speak to our hearts and guide
Each on his way;
Tell of the One who came
From courts above,
That all who hear His name
Might know His love.

Refrain