Good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.@Luke 2:10
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Mary M. Dodge
(1831–1905)

Ma­ry M. Dodge, in The Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Ed­win P. Par­ker (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: A. S. Barnes, 1880), num­ber 157.

Fran­ces J. Hat­ton, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children dear!
For Christ once born in Bethlehem,
Is living now and here!

Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children sweet!
The way to find the Holy Child
Is lighted for your feet.

Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children glad!
Rare gifts are yours to give the Lord
As ever wise men had.

Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children fair!
Still doth the one good Shepherd hold
The feeblest in His care.

Thank God on Christmas morning,
Thank God, O children dear!
That Christ who came to Bethlehem,
Is living now, and here.