Scripture Verse

For 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


Words: Al­ex­ce­nah Tho­mas, in Sow­ing and Reap­ing, by John H. Kurz­en­kna­be (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1889), num­ber 119.

Music: George J. Kurz­en­kna­be (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

George J. Kurzenknabe (1866–1926)


Hail, hail, hail the bless­èd Christ­mas morn;
Hail, hail, hail, the Prince of Peace is born;
The Lord of life and pow­er,
Of wis­dom, love and grace,
Has come to heal His peo­ple,
To save the fall­en race.


Hail, hail, hail, let an­gels pros­trate fall;
Hail, hail, hail, and crown Him Lord of all.

Hail, hail, hail, to Christ our in­fant king;
Hail, hail, hail, the choirs ce­les­ti­al sing;
The heav’nly host re­joic­es
Throughout the star­ry sky,
While all our hap­py voices
Sing praise to God on high.


Joy, joy, joy, our hearts are glad to­day;
Joy, joy, joy, let sor­row flee away;
For Christ, our Light was giv­en
To ban­ish all our woe,
And He came down from Hea­ven,
His love for us to show.