Scripture Verse

Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5:2


John H. Tenney

Words: Ed­en R. Lat­ta, in The Bea­con Light, by John Ten­ney & Eli­sha A. Hof­fman (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1881), pag­es 104–05.

Music: John H. Ten­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

Eden R. Latta


Merry, merry Christmas, full of cheer,
To our happy spirits welcome here!
Joyfully together now we meet;
With the best of wishes all we greet;
Many are the vows of friendship true,
On this day so sacred pledged anew;
Many are the gifts of love we bring,
While for very gladness now we sing.


Merry, merry Christ­mas!
Merry, merry Christ­mas!
Merry, merry Christ­mas,
Welcome here!
Merry, merry Christ­mas!
Merry, merry Christ­mas!
Merry, merry Christ­mas!
Welcome here!

Merry, merry Christ­mas, full of glee,
To our happy homes we wel­come thee!
From the lofty steeple ring the bell!
Let the gentle tones of mu­sic swell!
Joyfully together we will sing,
And to our Redeemer trib­ute bring;
Bring the deepest love our hearts can give,
Unto Him who died that we might live.


Merry, merry Christmas, dawns once more;
Let us with the Magi now adore!
O the ever blessèd Christ­mas day,
When within the man­ger Je­sus lay,
And the wondering shep­herds on the plain,
Listened to the joyous an­gel strain;
Listened to the story, now so old,
Of the Savior’s birth, so long fore­told!