Hark, I hear, sweet and clear,
Voices sing of Christ the King!
In the night still and bright,
Hark! The word of praise is heard.
1. Hark! The Christmas bells are ringing
Thro’ the midnight, loud and clear;
Hark! the happy voices singing
Once again is Christmas near!
Thou art ever welcome here!
2. How the bitter winter weather
Beats without the window-pane!
Closer draw the chairs together,
Hand clasp hand in friendly strain:
What care we for wind and rain.
3. Let us not forget in gladness
That the poor are at the gate;
Let us think how want and sadness
Often are their only fate:
For the poor as for the great.
4. Welcome, dear old Christmas, welcome!
Well we’ve loved thee in the past –
And, when graver grown and older,
Still we’ll love and hold thee fast:
We will love thee to the last.
Sheet Music from Hutchins
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