The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Song of St Nicholas


Words by Mike Sherer


(Sung to the tune of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas") 


Once upon a long ago 
Very far away, 
In the town of Bethlehem 
Lying in some hay, 
Jesus came for you and me 
Bringing heaven's love 
As a gift for us to have 
From the Lord above. 


In the town of Myra once 
Also long ago, 
Lived good Bishop Nicholas 
Hair as white as snow. 
Nicholas loved Jesus who 
Loved and helped us all. 
"I will do the same," said he, 
"Helping great and small." 


Thankful Bishop Nicholas 
Friendly, good, and wise; 
When he could he helped the poor 
Always by surprise. 
Rich people came to Nicholas 
Bringing wealth to share 
So it could be sent to those 
Living in despair. 


We should be like Nicholas 
Thankful, good, and kind, 
Loving those who need our help 
All the ones we find. 
Jesus and St. Nicholas 
Taught us how to give: 
Share but never seek rewards, 
That is how to live!



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