Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Introduction

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Mildred J. Hill
1859–1916

Words: A. Em­i­lie Pouls­son, in the Pri­ma­ry Teach­ers’ Man­u­al, ed­it­ed by Chris­to­pher R. Black­all (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1913), num­ber 28.

Music: Am­rit­sar Mil­dred J. Hill, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

While stars of Christmas shine,
Lighting the skies,
Let only loving looks
Beam from our eyes.

Refrain

For at this blessèd time,
Long, long ago,
Christ Jesus came,
Who lived God’s love to show.

While bells of Christmas ring,
Joyous and clear,
Speak only happy words,
All love and cheer.

Refrain

Give only loving gifts,
And in love take,
Gladden the poor and sad
For love’s dear sake.

Refrain