I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:10–11

C. F. Weape, 1906. Pub­lished in The Bi­ble School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Is­aac H. Me­re­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (New York: Tul­lar-Mer­e­dith, 1907), num­ber 218.

Fred­er­ick W. Peace (🔊 pdf nwc).

Waft the tidings far and near,
Merry, merry Christmas time;
Ring it out with right good cheer,
Merry, merry Christmas time.
Merrily we welcome Christmas day,
Cheerily we sing our Christmas lay;
List the merry strains from far away,
Merry, merry Christmas time.

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Waft the tidings far and near,
Merry, merry Christmas time;
Ring it out with right good cheer,
Merry, merry Christmas time.

Welcome, welcome, once a year,
Merry, merry Christmas time;
Hear it ringing loud and clear,
Merry, merry Christmas time.
It is not the time for us to mourn,
Cast away all gloom, ’tis Christmas morn;
Wake from earthly sleep, for Christ is born,
Merry, merry Christmas time.

Refrain

Sing aloud with holy glee,
Merry, merry Christmas time;
Tell it out o’er land and sea,
Merry, merry Christmas time.
Ring the merry bells in tuneful lay,
Spread the joyful news, ’tis Christmas day;
Everyone is happy, blithe and gay,
Merry, merry Christmas time.

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