Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11

Em­i­ly Z. Kin­sey, in Ech­oes of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by John Kin­sey & John Mc­Pher­son (La­fa­yette, In­di­a­na: Echo Mu­sic, 1888), num­ber 3.

John F. Kin­sey (🔊 pdf nwc).

Refrain

Merry, merry, merry, merry, Christmas bells,
O sweetly, sweetly chime;
Let your sweetest music on the breezes swell,
O merry, merry, Christmas time.

Christ is born, and He is king,
Let all the earth and angels sing;
While all our hearts and voices blend,
In this our glad refrain; O,

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Banish every thought of care,
Let mirth and music fill the air;
Our hearts are full of love and joy,
There’s naught can us annoy. O,

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We are happy, bright, and free,
And we will sing of merry glee;
So come and join us in our song,
And help the mirth along; O,

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