The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Happy Christmas

For Christmas

Words: Charles W. Wendte

Music: Charles W. Wendte

Source: Charles W. Wendte, At Christmas Time (Boston: The Beacon Press, 1917), pp. 12-13.

1. Happy Christmas! Happy Christmas!
Hear thy music on the air!
Bells are ringing, children singing,
Love and gladness ev'rywhere.
E'en the saddest heart grows cheerful
On this glorious Christmas morn;
While above the sweet-voic'd angels
Sing for joy that Jesus Christ is born.

Refrain:
Happy Christmas! Happy Christmas!
Hear thy music on the air!
Bells are ringing, Children singing,
Love and gladness ev'rywhere.

2. Not alone in far Judea,
Underneath the star-lit skies;
In our hearts and homes the Christ-child,
Born anew, in beauty lies.
Angel songs and pious raptures,
Humble folk and kings of earth,
Joyous tidings, holy visions,
Greet once more, Messiah's hallow'd birth. Refrain.

3. Born anew in hearts made tender,
Born anew in hearts made glad;
To foretell the reign of goodness,
And the downfall of the bad.
Truth shall triumph over falsehood;
Right be victor over wrong;
Christian hearts! Believe, acclaim it!
Chant it in your grateful Christmas song! Refrain

Sheet Music by Charles W. Wendte from Charles W. Wendte, At Christmas Time (Boston: The Beacon Press, 1917), pp. 12-13.

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