Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Ira B. Wilson
1880–1950

Words: Ed­ith S. Til­lot­son, in Christ­mas Me­mo­ries, 1914.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edith J. S. Tillotson
1876–1968

Lyrics

Once again the Christ­mas bells have brought us
Tidings of good will and peace;
Once again the an­gel lips have taught us
Music that shall ne­ver cease.
Over all the world the song is sound­ing,
Ringing in the hap­py morn—
Glory! glo­ry! Christ the Lord is born.

Refrain

Night of joy, when the star shone out above,
Night of joy when the world re­ceived that gift of love;
Oh, night of joy! and tri­um­phant gold­en morn;
Glory! glo­ry! Christ the Lord is born.

Many years have passed since first the sto­ry
Echoed over Beth­le­hem’s plain;
Still we see the star in all its glo­ry,
Still we hear the sweet re­frain.
Everywhere we find glad voices sing­ing
Welcome to His na­tal morn—
Glory! glo­ry! Christ the Lord is born.

Refrain