Scripture Verse

Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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Isaac H. Meredith
(1872–1962)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 2, ed­it­ed by Is­aac Mer­e­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (New York: Tul­lar-Mer­e­dith, 1912), num­ber 225.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the com­pos­er as Brough­ton Ed­wards, one of Mer­e­dith’s pseu­do­nyms.

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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Let the laurel twine,
With the fragrant pine,
And the holly berries gay;
Let our hearts be light,
And our firesides bright,
On the happy Christmas Day.

Refrain

Hail, hail, O hail the happy day!
Joy, joy, O hear the angels say;
Let us cheer the sad
With the tidings glad,
Unto you is born,
Hear the blessèd word
Unto you is born a Savior,
Christ, the Lord.

Trim the festive tree,
Keeping jubilee;
We will spread good will and cheer;
For the Savior born
Comforts those who mourn,
And His birthday now is here.

Refrain

Outward signs of joy
We would not destroy,
While our we blessings recall;
But the blessèd love
Of the King above,
Is the greatest joy of all.

Refrain