Scripture Verse

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


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).

Henry S. Perkins (1833–1914)


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.


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.


Christmas time, Christ­mas time.