Scripture Verse

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


Words: Mrs. W. L. Mill­er, in the St. Lou­is Ev­an­gel­ist, be­fore 1889.

Music: Tru­ro, from Psal­mo­dia Ev­an­ge­li­ca, by Tho­mas Will­iams, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Mill­er’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


’Tis Christ­mas morn! with noise­less tread
The cen­tu­ries have on­ward sped;
Proud, earth­ly pow­ers have passed away,
And king­doms crum­bled to de­cay.

But per­fume from the Ma­gi gift
And ech­oes from the an­gels’ chime
Still lin­ger on the Christ­mas air,
And float up­on the stream of time.

And swift-winged winds for aye re­peat
The tid­ings which the shep­herds told,
The sto­ry of re­deeming love—
Forever new, for­ever old!