Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ma­ri­an Froe­lich, 1881.

Music: Gi­de­on Froe­lich (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Glory’s kiss awoke the morn­ing,
Which be­held the Sav­ior’s birth,
And with na­ture’s ro­sy dawn­ing,
Peace, good-will, was born on earth.
Heaven’s door rolled wide asun­der,
Through the gate of pearl and gem,
Angels thronged to see this won­der,
Earth held Hea­ven’s dia­dem.


Ring, O bells, your loud­est, sweet­est,
And ye child­ren, shout with glee;
Love the great­est, the comp­let­est,
Christmas gave to you and me.
Ring, O bells, ring, O bells,
Ring your loud­est, ring your sweet­est,
Ring, O bells, ring, O bells,
Ring your sweet­est Christ­mas bells!

Olive, myr­tle, pine and laur­el,
Weave in beau­te­ous gar­lands fair;
While our voic­es raise a cho­ral,
Him our love and thanks to bear.
But how poor the gifts we of­fer,
Have we aught to give but them?
Yea, our hearts we hum­bly pro­fer,
Make them now a Beth­le­hem.