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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.