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

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

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

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.