Scripture Verse

The light shineth in darkness. John 1:5

Introduction

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Frederick D. Ogilby
(1813–1878)

Words: Fred­er­ick D. Og­il­by, in The Sun­day School Chant and Tune Book (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: E. P. Dut­ton, 1866), pag­es 138–39.

Music: Hen­ry S. Cut­ler (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry S. Cutler
(1825–1902)

Lyrics

Our Christmas tree is decked once more,
In joy we meet around;
It tells of brighter things in store;
Let sounds of praise resound.

Refrain

The Christmas tree is an evergreen,
It blooms when frost and snow are seen;
The Christmas tree is for ever bright,
It shines with everlasting light.

Our Christmas tree is fresh and green,
While skies are cold and drear;
Its harvest store of fruit is seen,
When winter blights the year.

Refrain

Our Christmas tree is shining bright,
While evening shades surround;
Thus God doth give His children light,
When darkness falls around.

Refrain