1 Welcome, Christmas, welcome here,
Happiest season of the year!
Fires are blazing, thee to greet,
Friends long sever'd joyful meet;
Brothers, sisters, circle round,
Loud is laughter's joyous sound,
For we love, we love to see,
All the children welcome thee.
Merry, merry Christmas, welcome here!
Welcome, welcome, welcome here!
Merry, merry Christmas, Merry, merry Christmas,
Merry, merry Christmas, welcome here.
2 Welcome, Christmas, for thy voice,
Calls upon us to rejoice,
Not with idle, foolish mirth,
Born and perishing on earth,
Far be that ungrateful tho't,
Ours are mercies dearly bought,
Dearly bought, but freely giv'n,
By the Lord of earth and heav'n. [Refrain]
3 Fix we, then, on Christ our eye,
May we feel the Saviour nigh,
May we meet around the board,
All rejoiceing in the Lord;
Be the Babe of Bethlehem near,
May his smile the season cheer,
And each gladdened heart and tongue,
Join the angel's Christmas song. [Refrain]
Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #104