Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14


Words & Mu­sic: Lo­vier H. Par­the­more, 1888. Pub­lished in Fair as the Morn­ing, ed­it­ed by John H. Kurz­en­kna­be & W. War­ren Bent­ley (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1891), num­ber 90 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Par­the­more (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Merry Christ­mas to you all,
To the friends both great and small;
Happy Christ­mas car­ols bring
To the Christ the new­born king.


Merry Christ­mas, merry Christ­mas,
Merry Christ­mas ev­ery­where;
Merry Christ­mas, merry Christ­mas,
Ringing through the air.

Little girls and lit­tle boys,
All aglow with Christ­mas joys,
Now their hap­py voic­es raise,
Singing songs of sweet­est praise.


Happy, hap­py Christ­mas songs!
Young and old the strain pro­long;
Waft the chor­us to the sky,
Glory be to God most high.