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Good news on Christmas morning

Good news on Christmas morning

Author: Mary Mapes Dodge
Tune: [Good news on Christmas morning]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children dear!
For Christ, once born in Bethlehem,
Is living now, and here!
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children sweet!
The way to find the Holy Child
Is lighted for your feet.

2 Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children glad!
Rare gifts are yours to give the Lord
As ever Wise Men had.
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children fair!
Still doth the one Good Shepherd hold
The feeblest in his care.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #129

Author: Mary Mapes Dodge

Mary Mapes Dodge is the often referred to as the "leader in juvenile literature" (Clarke, 1059), for she helped create and perpetuate the most widely circulated and read children's magazine during a time when American printing technology greatly improved and enabled the mass production of magazines and books. Dodge was born on January 26, 1831 in New York City. She grew up in a prominent family with two sisters. Her "own reminiscences were of 'a devoted father and mother and a happy childhood, a remarkably happy childhood, watched over with loving care'" (Gannon 3). Beginning in her early childhood, Dodge and her sisters were educated by a tutor in their home. Their father introduced them to a large variety of literature from the Bible to S… Go to person page >

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First Line: Good news on Christmas morning
Author: Mary Mapes Dodge

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The Cyber Hymnal #10160
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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