Scripture Verse

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


Sanford F. Bennett (1836–1898)

Words: San­ford F. Ben­nett, in The Sig­net Ring, by Jo­seph Web­ster (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ly­on & Hea­ly, 1868), pag­es 80–81.

Music: Min­ne­ton­ka Jo­seph P. Web­ster, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Joseph P. Webster (1819–1875)


The bells ring out, this Christ­mas morn,
From every stee­ple high,
To greet the day when Christ was born,
In hum­ble couch to lie.
Long years ago this ve­ry day
The bless­èd Sav­ior came,
To show on earth re­demp­tion’s way,
And wash away our blame.

Then bless­èd be the Christ­mas time,
Whose boun­ties all may share!
It ce­le­brates the love di­vine,
That had our souls in care.
That we lose not the gra­cious gift,
That Christ­mas morn­ing bore,
Our joy­ful voic­es let us lift,
To praise and to adore.