Scripture Verse

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10


Words: Emi­ly E. El­li­ott, Chimes of Con­se­cra­tion (Lon­don: See­ley, Jack­son & Hal­li­day, 1875), page 62.

Music: El­ling­ham (God­frey) Na­tha­ni­el S. God­frey, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of El­li­ott or God­frey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Mourner, Christ­mas comes for thee;
Hear, with low and gen­tle tone,
One who whis­pers, Look to Me!
Hope, for thou art not alone!

Not for thee the mer­ry throng,
Gladness mak­ing lone­li­er still;
Yet is thine the an­gels’ song,
Echoed clear from Beth­le­hem’s hill.

Fear ye not! from Heav’n was spok­en
Long ago, on Christ­mas Eve;
Fear thou not! is still the to­ken
Which our wait­ing hearts re­ceive.

Unto you the Christ is giv­en!
Thus sang choirs full and clear;
Now a voice on Christ­mas Ev­en
Softly ech­oes, He is here!

He knows all, thy Lord di­vine;
Mourner, though thine eye be dim,
Look to Christ—His love is thine;
Take thy Christ­mas joy from Him.