Scripture Verse

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


R. Frank Lehman (1859–1931)

Words: Ed­ith S. Til­lot­son, 1910.

Music: R. Frank Leh­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edith J. S. Tillotson (1876–1968)


With songs of hal­le­lujah
We greet the Christ­mas­tide,
While an­thems of re­joic­ing
Resound on ev­ery side.
The sky is all il­lum­ined
With Beth­l’m’s shin­ing star;
It sends the Christ­mas mes­sage
To na­tions near and far.


Hallelujah! Sing for joy, O sing!
Hallelujah! Hail the new­born King!
Hallelujah! Sing for joy, O sing!
Hail the bless­èd King of kings!

With songs of hal­le­lu­jah
We gather here to­day,
To tell the Christ­mas sto­ry,
And bear its gift away;
The gift of peace eter­nal,
And love that can­not die,
But leads us on to glo­ry,
In Hea­ven’s arch­es high.


With songs of hal­le­lu­jah
This day of days we greet,
And ga­ther round the Christ Child,
To wor­ship at His feet.
He is the King of glo­ry,
His reign shall ne­ver cease;
He rules our hearts for­ev­er,
In all good­will and peace.