Scripture Verse

Good tidings of great joy. Luke 2:10


Words: Vir­gin­ia V. Whit­ter, 1900.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Edmund S. Lorenz (1854–1942)



Joy! joy! joy! So hap­py now are we,
Sing! sing! sing! Our hearts are full of glee,
Clap! clap! clap! so joy­ous­ly and free,
Because it is Christ­mas time.

Little child­ren, joy­ful sing
Praises to your Sav­ior King;
Let the air with mu­sic ring,
This hap­py, hap­py Chris­tmas time.


Christmas gifts for great and small,
Christ the great­est gift of all;
May His bless­ings on us fall
This mer­ry, mer­ry, Christ­mas time.


Jesus comes to bring us peace,
From all pain and care re­lease;
Ne’er His reign on earth shall cease,
Be glad for mer­ry Christ­mas time.