Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?@Matthew 2:1–2
Eugene Field (1850–1895)

Eugene Field (1850–1895).

Pueblo Mari R. Hofer, in Primary and Junior Songs for the Sunday School (Chicago, Illinois: Clayton F. Summy, 1901), number 40 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Mari R. Hofer (1858–1929)

Why do bells at Christmas ring?
Why do little children sing?
Once a lovely shining star
Seen by wise men from afar,
Gently moved until its light
Made a manger cradle bright.

There a darling baby lay,
Pillowed soft upon the hay;
And the mother sang and smiled,
This is Christ, the Holy Child!
Therefore bells at Christmas ring;
Therefore little children sing.