Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: John H. Egar, in The Child­ren’s Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John I. Tuck­er (New York: F. J. Hunt­ing­ton, 1874).

Music: John S. B. Hodg­es (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Sing, sing for Christ­mas!
Welcome, hap­py day!
For Christ is born our Sav­ior,
To take our sins away.
Sing, sing a joy­ful song,
Loud and clear to­day;
To praise our Lord and Sav­ior,
Who in a man­ger lay.

Refrain

Sing, sing for Christ­mas,
Welcome, hap­py day!
For Christ is born our Sav­ior,
To take our sins away.

Tell, tell the sto­ry
Of the won­drous night,
When shep­herds who were watch­ing
Their flocks till morn­ing light,
Saw an­gel hosts from Heav’n,
Heard the an­gel voice,
And so were told the tid­ings
Which make the world re­joice.

Refrain

Soft, soft­ly shin­ing,
Stars were in the sky,
And sil­ver fell the moon­light
On hill and mount­ain high,
When sud­den­ly the night
Shone as bright mid­day,
With an­gel hosts who her­ald
The reign of peace for aye.

Refrain

Hark, hear them sing­ing,
Singing in the sky,
Be wor­ship, hon­or, glo­ry,
And praise to God on high!
Peace, peace, good­will to men
Born the Child from Heav’n!
The Christ, the Lord, the Sav­ior
The Son to you is giv’n!

Refrain

Sing, sing for Christ­mas!
Echo, earth, the cry,
Of wor­ship, hon­or, glo­ry,
And praise to God on high!
Sing, sing the joy­ful song,
Let it ne­ver cease,
Of glo­ry in the high­est,
On earth, good will and peace.

Refrain