Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ma­bel J. Ro­se­mon, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 2, ed­it­ed by Is­aac H. Me­re­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1912), num­ber 221.

Music: Fred­er­ick W. Peace (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


This is merry Christ­mas Day,
All joy is abound­ing;
Children join the hap­py lay,
Sweet mu­sic is sound­ing;
Gladdest day of all the year,
Christmas time again is here;
Sing for joy, sing for joy,
Glad Christ­mas is here.


Christmas, hap­pi­est day!
Christmas, mer­ry and gay!
Ring the joy-bells far and near,
For Christ­mas again is here.

This is mer­ry Christ­mas Day,
Hark! joy-bells are ring­ing;
In the stee­ples swing and sway,
Good tid­ings they’re bring­ing;
Joy and peace their chim­ing tells,
Mellow, sil­ver throat­ed bells;
Gaily ring, gai­ly ring,
Sweet sil­ve­ry bells.


This is mer­ry Christ­mas Day,
Cease now from thy sad­ness;
Everyone is bright and gay,
Come, share in the glad­ness;
Sing for joy this hap­py morn,
Christ the Lord to­day is born;
Sing to­day, sing to­day,
Our Sav­ior is born.