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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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.