Happy Christmas Time

Hark, it is the happy, happy Christmas time

Author: Henry S. Perkins
Tune: [Hark! it is the happy, happy Christmas time]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Hark! it is the happy, happy Christmas time,
Bells are ringing loud and clear;
Yes, it is the happy, happy Christmas time,
Ring the Christmas bells with cheer;
Christ our Lord was born today,
He came to wash our sins away,
We’ll sing of Him our sweetest lay
On this returning holiday.

Happy, happy, merry, merry Christmas time,
To our Lord a song we bring;
Happy, happy merry, merry Christmas time,
Praises to our heav’nly king.

2 We will join the happy, happy Christmas time,
With our voices full and strong;
’Tis the day that every happy voice should chime
With a cheerful hymn and song;
For our Lord is King of kings,
His coming full salvation brings;
Earth with its hallelujah rings,
And every holy angel sings.

Christmas time, Christmas time.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13072

Author: Henry S. Perkins

Henry Southwick Perkins USA 1833-1914. Born at Stockbridge, VT, the son of musical parents (both singers) he was trained musically, primarly by his father. He attended some of the best literary schools in his youth. His formal music education began in 1857, when he entered the Boston Music School, graduating in 1861. For over 20 years he devoted considerable time to conducting music festivals and conventions throughout America, from ME to CA. He also taught music in NY, OH, IN, WI, IA, CO, KS, and TX. He served as Professor of Music at the University of IA (1867-69), principal of the IA Academy of Music, Iowa City, IA, for five years, and principal at the KS Normal Music School for five consecutive summers. He composed vocal music fo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, it is the happy, happy Christmas time
Title: Happy Christmas Time
Author: Henry S. Perkins
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Happy, happy, merry, merry Christmas time
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13072
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The Cyber Hymnal #13072

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