Scripture Verse

Good tidings of great joy. Luke 2:10

Introduction

Words: Ni­na M. Tif­fa­ny, in Ho­li­day Songs, 10th ed­i­tion, by A. Em­i­lie Pouls­son (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mil­ton Brad­ley, 1912), page 85.

Music: Jo­se­phine Sher­wood (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Christmas! Merry Christmas!
We greet it, we greet it with glee,
With laughter and singing,
So joyful are we.
It brings us full stockings
Crammed down to the toe,
And fine Christmas trees
On whose boughs presents grow.
But we know a reason
Far better than these,
For welcoming Christmas day;
Listen now, please.
Dear God sent a Christmas gift
Long, long ago,
To make people happy
And better, we know.
And so we, too, try
As the day comes each year,
To make our friends happy
And sad hearts to cheer.
Christmas! Merry Christmas!
We greet it, we greet it with glee,
With laughter and singing,
So joyful are we.