The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Our Christmas Tree is Decked Once More

For the Christmas-tide

Words: Rev. Dr. Frederick Ogilby
Also author of "Hosanna to King David's Son"

Music: Dr. Henry Stephen Cutler

Source: John Ireland Tucker, ed., The Children's Hymnal With Tunes (New York: F. J. Huntington and Co., 1875), #231, "Our Christmas Tree is Decked Once More."

1. Our Christmas Tree is decked once more,
    In joy we meet around;
It tells of brighter things in store;
    Let songs of praise resound.

Chorus:
The Christmas Tree is an evergreen;
    It blooms where frost and snow are seen;
The Christmas Tree is forever bright;
    It shines with everlasting light.

2 . Our Christmas Tree is fresh and green,
    While skies are cold and drear ;
Its harvest store of fruit is seen,
    When winter blights the year.

        Chorus. The Christmas Tree is an ever-green, &c.

3. Our Christmas Tree is shining bright,
    While evening shades surround ;
Thus God doth give his children light,
    When darkness falls around.

        Chorus. The Christmas Tree is an ever-green, &c.

4. Kind friends ! whose hands have deck'd this Tree,
    Our grateful thanks receive;
Yet, Lord ! for Christmas joys, to Thee
    Our highest praise we give.

        Chorus. The Christmas Tree is an ever-green, &c.

Sheet Music by H. S. Cutler from  Tucker, ed., The Children's Hymnal With Tunes, #231.

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Sheet Music by H. R. Palmer from John Edgar Gould, ed., Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School (Philadelphia : J.C. Garrigues & Co., 1869), #108.

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