Scripture Verse

Unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings. Malachi 4:2

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Mrs. Tho­mas J. Cook, in Big­low & Main’s Christ­mas An­nu­al No. 2 (New York: Big­low & Main, 1870) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!
Cheerily it ringeth through the air;
Christmas bells, Christmas trees,
Christmas odors on the breeze.
Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!
Cheerily it ringeth through the air;
Why should we so joyfully
Sing, with grateful mirth?
See! the Sun of Righteousness
Beams upon the earth!

Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!
Cheerily it ringeth through the air;
Christmas bells, Christmas trees,
Christmas odors on the breeze.
Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!
Cheerily it ringeth through the air;
Light of weary wanderers,
Comfort for th’oppressed!
He will guide His trusting ones
Into perfect rest.

Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!
Cheerily it ringeth through the air;
Christmas bells, Christmas trees,
Christmas odors on the breeze.
Merry, merry Christmas everywhere!
Cheerily it ringeth through the air;
Deeds of faith and charity,
These our offerings be;
Leading every soul to sing,
Christ was born for me!