The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christmas

Words: J. E. Pauley

Source: J. F. Kinsey and John McPherson, eds., Echoes Of Glory For The Sunday School. LaFayette, Indiana: The Echo Music Company, 1888.

The days speed by, and thus the year,
The world awakes, finds Christmas here;
The day is welcomed with good cheer
Through every land, both far and near,
    Where Christ is not rejected.

These days by thousands have passed by
Since to the wise men's watchful eye
The star appeared, 'twas shining high,
And lighted up the Eastern sky,
    As prophets had expected.

They quickly sought that humble place,
That they might see that infant's face,
And praise Him Savior of our race,
A token of God's loving grace,
    And saving plan perfected.

Though now from earth He's far away,
His grace is here, and sure we may
Give praise to Him, as well as they
Who sought him on his first birth-day
    With presents they'd selected.

His grace sufficient is to bring
Us, at death, to where He's King,
Where angels make all Heaven ring
On Christmas Day, with songs they sing.
    If by us He's accepted.

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