Beautiful Christmas Tide

Beautiful Christmas time

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [Beautiful Christmas time]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Beautiful Christmas time
Once more we greet,
Telling in song and chime,
A story sweet—
Story of One who came
From courts above,
That all who hear his name
Might know his love.

The Christmas light shines o’er us,
It lights the way before us,
Sweet bells in silver chorus
Proclaim the glad news of Heav’n!
The angels bright are singing
That Jesus Christ is born,
The angels are singing,
The glad bells are ringing
The birth of Immanuel.

2 Beautiful Christmas day
Of long ago,
Ever upon our way
Thy light shall glow;
Ever thy wonderful
Gladness shall bring
News to a list’ning earth
Of Christ the King. [Refrain]

3 Beautiful Christmas tide
Welcome today,
Speak to our hearts and guide
Each on his way;
Tell of the One who came
From courts above,
That all who hear his name
Might know his love. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #163

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beautiful Christmas time
Title: Beautiful Christmas Tide
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Christmas light shines o’er us
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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