Scripture Verse

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


Words: George W. Crofts, Gold­en Rod: Po­ems (Oma­ha, Ne­bras­ka: Nye & John­son, 1889), page 84.

Music: Vi­sion (Doane) W. How­ard Doane, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George W. Crofts (1842–1909)


Adoration of the Shepherds
Gerard van Honthorst (1590–1656)

Our lov­ing hearts, O Sav­ior, dear,
We bring Thee on this Christ­mas morn,
And close to Thee would now draw near
And bless the day when thou wast born.


Oh, smile, dear Sav­ior, on us now
As at Thy feet we hum­bly bow!

Our songs, our sweet­est songs, to Thee
O King of Kings, we now would raise,
And fill the air with me­lo­dy
And hymn Thy ev­er glo­ri­ous praise.


Our lives we now would yield to Thee,
Thy cross would bear, Thy will ob­ey,
And serve Thee ev­er loy­al­ly
Until our lives shall pass away.


Our hand we put with­in Thine own,
Our hand of faith, Thy hand of love;
Oh, leave us not to walk alone,
But guide us to our home above.