1 O Christmas, welcome here
Again our hearts to cheer
With gladness, peace and grace which thou art bringing.
Thou didst begin with songs
From lips of angel-throngs,
Whose Christmas message still 'mongst us is ringing.
2 Be welcome, angel-throngs,
With those sweet Christmas songs
Of Him who is the Savior of all nations.
Oh, sing again this morn:
Today is Jesus born,
He comes to save you from your tribulations.
3 Be welcome, Christmas Joy,
Do Thou our songs employ
To spread the cheer, all broken hearts restoring,
And let them go abroad
That all with thanks to God
On wings of joy to heaven may be soaring.
4 To God our voice we lift
And thank HIm for His Gift
Which He upon His people is bestowing.
Today came peace to earth,
Through our blest Savior's birth,
And grace now unto us in streams is flowing.
5 Hallelujah, God's Son
For us salvation won
And promised us that we shall see His glory.
He took our ev'ry ill
And brought to us good will,
We hail with great delight the Christmas story.
Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark.
He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada.
He died on July 26, 1948.
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