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 or Kurz­en­kna­be (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.