Scripture Verse

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


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).

If you know Smith’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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


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.


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