The Wonderful Christmas Story

Let peace and joy in each life abide

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Let peace and joy in each life abide]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Let peace and joy in each life abide,
The Christ is born at this Christmastide;
O tell it out o’er the world so wide,
The wonderful Christmas story.

O tell it out o’er the world so wide,
The glorious news of the Christmastide;
The Christ has come in each heart to abide—
O wonderful Christmas story!

2. Tho’ years have passed, still the song so dear
Thrills weary hearts with its notes of cheer;
Thro’ starlit skies once again we hear
The wonderful Christmas story. [Refrain]

3. Ring, merry bells, till the darkness glows,
While music sweet o’er the whole earth flows,
Till every soul in its gladness knows
The wonderful Christmas story. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7602

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let peace and joy in each life abide
Title: The Wonderful Christmas Story
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: O tell it out over the world so wide
Publication Date: 1909
Copyright: Public Domain


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