Scripture Verse

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


Mildred J. Hill (1859–1916)

Words: Re­bec­ca J. Wes­ton (1835–1895). Ap­peared in Ho­li­day Songs, 10th edi­tion, by A. Emi­lie Pouls­son (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mil­ton Brad­ley, 1912), page 87.

Music: Gee­long Mil­dred J. Hill (1859–1916) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Of all the days of glad­ness,
We lit­tle child­ren say
That none is half so hap­py
As mer­ry Christ­mas day.
With stock­ings in the morn­ing,
And Christ­mas trees at night,
And all the glad sur­pris­es,
The sec­rets brought to light.

And yet it is not on­ly
Because of gift and toy,
That Christ­mas time is happy;
For sweet­er is the joy
That ev­ery­one is lov­ing
And kind to all the rest,
Remembering the Christ Child,
The lit­tle Christ­mas Guest.