Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14

Introduction

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Words: Pris­cil­la J. Ow­ens, in Infant Praises, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1887), num­ber 8.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ow­ens (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

I would be a Christmas bell,
Ringing, ringing for Jesus;
All around, good news to tell,
Ringing, ringing for Jesus.

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Happy and bright as the songs we sing,
Full of delight as the bells that ring—
Glory to God in the highest, we sing,
Glory, glory to Jesus!

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I would be a Christmas song,
Telling, telling of Jesus;
I would carol loud and long,
Telling, telling of Jesus.

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I would be a Christmas star,
Guiding, guiding to Jesus;
Leading wanderers from afar,
Guiding, guiding to Jesus.

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I a Christmas gift would be,
Given, given to Jesus;
For the love He bears for me,
Given, given to Jesus.

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Children glad His love may tell,
Singing, singing for Jesus;
Holy children serve Him well
Singing, singing for Jesus.

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