Scripture Verse

Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people. Luke 2:52


Words: Re­bec­ca J. Wes­ton, in Ho­li­day Songs, 10th edi­tion, by A. Emi­lie Pouls­son (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mil­ton Brad­ley, 1912), page 88.

Music: Guilderland He­len B. Ken­dall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wes­ton or Ken­dall (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Christmas! glad Christ­mas! to all Mer­ry Christ­mas!
Sing till the ech­oes shall an­swer again!
This is the birth­day of Je­sus the Ho­ly,
Jesus who came to bring good­will to men.

Growing in wis­dom and grow­ing in sta­ture,
Trying our par­ents each day to ob­ey,
We, lit­tle child­ren, may be like the Christ Child,
Loving and giv­ing and bless­ing al­ways.

Sing Merry Christ­mas! to fa­ther and mo­ther,
Sing Mer­ry Christ­mas! to play­mates so dear,
Warm hearts and help­ful hands and lips that speak gent­ly,
Bring mer­ry Christ­mas and hap­py New Year.