I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve

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1 I am so glad each Christmas Eve,
The night of Jesus’ birth!
Then like the sun the Star shone forth,
And angels sang on earth.

2 The little Child in Bethlehem,
He was a King indeed!
For he came down from heaven above
To help a world in need.

3 He dwells again in heaven’s realm,
The Son of God today;
And still he loves his little ones
And hears them when they pray.

4 I am so glad on Christmas Eve!
His praises then I sing;
He opens now for every child
The palace of the king.

5 When mother trims the Christmas tree
Which fills the room with light,
She tells me of the wondrous Star
That made the dark world bright.

6 She says the Star is shining still,
And never will grow dim;
And if it shines upon my way
It leads me up to him.

7 And so I love each Christmas Eve,
And I love Jesus, too;
And that he loves me every day
I know so well is true.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #45

Author: Marie Wexelsen

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Translator (from Norwegian): Peter A. Sveeggen

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Text Information

First Line: I am so glad each Christmas Eve
Title: I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve
Norwegian Title: Jeg er så glad hver julekveld
Author: Marie Wexelsen
Translator (from Norwegian): Peter A. Sveeggen (1931)
Language: English
Notes: In Wexelsen's book "Ketil, en Julegave for de Smaa" (Ketil, a Christmas Gift for Little Ones), this song introduced a longer story. At that time she titled it "The Child's Christmas Carol."
Copyright: © 1932 Augsburg Publishing House



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