Scripture Verse

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


William F. Sherwin

Words: Cla­ra L. Shat­tuck, in Song Wor­ship, ed­it­ed by Lu­ther O. Em­er­son & Will­iam Sher­win (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1884), num­ber 72.

Music: San Ra­fa­el Will­iam F. Sher­win (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Shat­tuck (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré


Tell, O tell the Christmas story,
Children who to Christ belong!
Give to God the Father glory—
All creation swell the song!


Tell, O tell the Christmas story,
Tell it with exulting voice!
Christ is born, the Lord of glory;
Christ is come, let earth rejoice!

Tell of shepherds who were frighted
By a shining host that sang
News of joy to men benighted,
While the listening midnight rang.


Tell the story of the manger,
Of the Child and of His star;
Tell of Egypt’s flight from danger;
Tell of wise men from afar.


Ah, but first in all your telling
Be the love of God to men!
Hail! Immanuel, with us dwelling,
Sound the note of praise again!