Scripture Verse

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


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

Music: John F. Kin­sey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John F. Kinsey (1852–1908)



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,


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,


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,