Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas, happy Christmas, Hear thy music on the air

Author: Charles W. Wendte
Tune: HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Happy Christmas! Happy Christmas!
Hear thy music on the air!
Bells are ringing, children singing,
Love and gladness everywhere.
E’en the saddest heart grows cheerful
On this glorious Christmas morn;
While above the sweet voiced angels
Sing for joy that Jesus Christ is born.

Refrain:
Happy Christmas! Happy Christmas!
Hear thy music on the air!
Bells are ringing, children singing,
Love and gladness everywhere.

2 Not alone in far Judea,
Under Bethl’em’s starlit skies;
In our hearts and homes the Christ-child
Born anew, in beauty lies.
Angel songs and pious raptures
Humble folk and kings of earth,
Joyous tidings, holy visions,
Greet once more, Messiah’s hallowed birth. [Refrain]

3 Born anew in hearts made tender,
Born anew in hearts made glad;
To foretell the reign of goodness,
And the downfall of the bad.
Truth shall triumph over falsehood,
Right be victor over wrong;
Christian hearts! believe, proclaim it!
Chant it in your grateful Christmas song! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13263

Author: Charles W. Wendte

Wendte, Rev. Charles William. (Boston, Massachusetts, June 11, 1844--September 9, 1911, San Francisco, California). He graduated from the Harvard Divinity School in 1869 and served Unitarian churches in Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Newport, Rhode Island From 1885 to 1900 he was engaged in denominational work on the Pacific Coast and thereafter was Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the American Unitarian Association, Boston, spending a part of each year in Europe. Long intrested in Sunday Schools he published in 1886 The Carol, for Sunday School and Home; a book of songs for use by children and young people entitled Jubilate Deo in 1900; and another in 1908 entitled Heart and Voice, a Collection of Songs and Services for the Sunda… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Happy Christmas, happy Christmas, Hear thy music on the air
Title: Happy Christmas
Author: Charles W. Wendte
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13263
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13263

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