Long years ago, on Christmas morn
The Savior of mankind was born;
And angels caroled at His birth,
Good will to men; peace on the earth.
Now after years of gloom and strife,
The Christ Child brings us love and life,
Bids hatred end and warfare cease
In world-wide brotherhood and peace.
O Holy Child, this Christmas morn,
Once more within our hearts be born.
Blest angels, chant your songs again,
On earth be peace, goodwill to men.