Scripture Verse

Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11

Introduction

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W. Warren Bentley
(1845–1926)

Words: Hen­ry S. Per­kins, The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1873), pag­es 121–22.

Music: W. War­ren Bent­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry S. Perkins
(1833–1914)

Lyrics

Hark! it is the happy, happy Christmas time,
Bells are ringing loud and clear;
Yes, it is the happy, happy Christmas time,
Ring the Christmas bells with cheer;
Christ our Lord was born today,
He came to wash our sins away,
We’ll sing of Him our sweetest lay
On this returning holiday.

Refrain

Happy, happy, merry, merry Christmas time,
To our Lord a song we bring;
Happy, happy merry, merry Christmas time,
Praises to our heav’nly king.

We will join the happy, happy Christmas time,
With our voices full and strong;
’Tis the day that every happy voice should chime
With a cheerful hymn and song;
For our Lord is King of kings,
His coming full salvation brings;
Earth with its hallelujah rings,
And every holy angel sings.

Refrain

Christmas time, Christmas time.