Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: George A. Bur­dett, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Lift high your cheer­ful voices,
In ca­rols strong and clear!
Each heart to­day re­joices,
For Beth­l’hem day is here!
The birth­day of the heav’n­ly King,
Let ev­ery loy­al foll’w­er sing,
Till ev­ery­where the praise shall ring,
Of Christ our Lord!

Sound forth th’eter­nal glo­ry,
That an­gels sang of old;
Be grate­ful for the sto­ry,
The faith­ful shep­herds told:
The story of the new­born King!
The sto­ry that to­day we sing!
Till ev­ery­where the tid­ings ring,
That Christ is born!