The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

'Tis Christmas Day!

Oliver Murray Edwards (1862 - ?), 1927

1. 'Tis Christmas Day! 'Tis Christmas Day!
With joy the church bells ring.
'Tis Christmas Day! 'Tis Christmas Day!
The birthday of our King.
Our richest gifts are loving hearts,
So hearts of love we bring.
With deeds and gifts we voice our love
And Christmas carols sing.

2. 'Tis Christmas Day! 'Tis Christmas Day!
And children's joy is ours
As memory turns back the page
To childhood's early hours.
For Jesus too was once a child
And shares in children's joy;
'Tis in the giving that we find
Love pure without alloy.

3. 'Twas Christmas Day! First Christmas Day!
In years long, long ago,
In Bethlehem a child was born
In stable manger low;
The baby King, the infant Christ,
Received first Christmas cheer
From Wise Men kneeling on the floor
With shepherds standing near.

4. And ever since that Christmas Day
With joy the church bells ring
And loudly peal the shouts of joy
In honor of the King.
And rich the gifts of loving hearts
Each Christmas Day doth bring;
With deeds and gifts we voice our love
And Christmas carols sing.

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