Scripture Verse

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6


Richard W. Adams (1952–)

Words: Adapt­ed by Ri­chard W. Ad­ams, Oc­to­ber 25, 2019, from Fare­well, Christ­mas Morn, by La­vin­ia E. Brauff, in Hymns We Love, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & Fred­er­ic W. Eick­hoff (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1907), num­ber 203 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Adam Geibel (1855–1933)


Farewell, fare­well, bright Christ­mas,
Day the Prince of Peace was born,
Day that brings to earth good cheer,
Brightest day of all the year.


Ringing, ring­ing, swing­ing thro’ the air;
Ringing, ring­ing, swing­ing ev­ery­where;
Bells ring out the Christ­mas joy,
And God’s praise our tongues em­ploy;
Bells ring out, sweet bells ring out
The Christ­mas joy.

Peace on earth, good will to men,
Echo thro’ the world again,
And how Christ the Sav­ior came,
All His child­ren now pro­claim.


Jesus, King of Is­ra­el,
Jesus, Our Im­ma­nu­el,
May Thy Spi­rit be our guide,
And may we in Thee abide.