Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: E. B. Smith, in Pri­ma­ry Songs, ed­it­ed by Mrs. D. C. Cook (Chi­ca­go, Illinois: Da­vid C. Cook, 1878).

Music: La­za­rus E. B. Smith, 1878 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

A star shone in the heavens
On Christmas morn,
Above the place where Jesus,
The Lord, was born.

Refrain

O holy, holy Christmas,
O blessèd, blessèd Christmas,
O joyful, joyful Christmas,
When Christ was born.

The wise men saw the brightness,
And came from far;
They found the way to Jesus,
Led by the star.

Refrain

Oh, may this star of beauty
Still point the way,
To lead us all to Jesus,
This Christmas day.

Refrain