Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Elisha A. Hoffman
(1839–1929)

Words & Mu­sic: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, Fa­vo­rite Gos­pel Songs (Jer­sey Ci­ty, New Jer­sey: J. N. Da­vis, 1894), num­ber 138 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

The Christmas bells peal merrily,
Ringing, ringing
And children’s voices, cheerily send
Praise to God.

Refrain

Ring and sing the precious story,
Tell that Christ the Lord was born,
Born amid the wondrous glory,
On this happy morn.

Sing songs of praise to God above,
Sing them, sing them,
Bring offerings of faith and love
This holy day.

Refrain

Once more your voices swell in song,
Praising, praising,
Hosannas from the children-throng
Unto the Lord.

Refrain