Scripture Verse

We have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. Matthew 2:2

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Bird­ie B. Win­sett, in Peace on Earth, 1915.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

There’s a happy song
That’s ringing on the air,
’Tis the song that hearts
Are singing everywhere;
At the merry Christmas time
Tuneful bells the message chime,
And its holy peace
And gladness all may share!

Refrain

Happy Christmas! Sweetly echo,
Star of Christmas, brightly shine!
Till the world shall hear the message,
And shall seek the Babe divine!

There’s a wondrous star
That’s shining o’er the earth,
’Tis the star that tells
The world of Jesus’ birth;
Every seeking soul ’twill guide
At the happy Christmas tide,
When the hearts of men
Are filled with holy mirth!

Refrain

O the happy song
Is sounding far and wide,
And the heav’nly star
Will ever be our guide;
And the Christ who came in love,
Bringing blessings from above,
In the heart that’s pure
And truthful will abide!

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