Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14

Introduction

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John H. Hopkins, Jr. (1820–1891)

Words & Mu­sic: John H. Hop­kins, Jr. (1820–1891) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Christmas comes again,
And the mer­ry, mer­ry church bells ring,
Christmas comes again,
Loud the hap­py lit­tle child­ren sing.
Now Glory be to God on high,
Resounds once more thro’ earth and sky;

Refrain

For Christ­mas comes again,
And the mer­ry, mer­ry church bells ring,
Christmas comes again,
Loud the hap­py lit­tle child­ren sing.

Christmas comes again!
See the shep­herds on their wind­ing way,
Christmas comes again!
At their feet the lit­tle lamb­kins play.
Three wise men from the east are there,
And bring their gifts both rich and rare;

Refrain

Christmas comes again!
Lo! the In­fant in a man­ger laid.
Christmas comes again!
Ever bless­èd is the mo­ther maid.
Bright an­gels with their harps are nigh,
And sing their So­ver­eign’s lul­la­by;

Refrain

Christmas comes again!
Let the tree with light­ed tapers shine!
Christmas comes again!
All its pret­ty things are yours and mine!
Unload the gifts from ev­ery bough,
And give us all our pre­sents now!

Refrain