We come today

While Christmas lights are shining

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [While Christmas lights are shining]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 While Christmas lights are shining,
And Christmas carols ring,
While holly wreaths are twining,
And happy children sing,
We gather with rejoicing,
We march upon our way,
With music sweet, we gladly greet
The merry Christmas Day.

While Christmas chimes are ringing,
We come today,
And Christmas songs we’re singing
Along the way,
Our banners raising,
With hymns of praising,
We come this Christmas Day.

2 While Christmas bells are ringing,
And Christmas greetings sound,
While happy lips are singing,
As hearts with pleasure bound,
We come with songs of gladness,
That echo far away,
Our voices raise a hymn of praise,
For merry Christmas Day. [Refrain]

3 While Christmas songs are swelling,
And Christmas garlands glow,
While loving words are telling,
The tale that well we know,
We meet again to welcome
The season glad and gay,
The blessed morn when Christ was born,
The merry Christmas Day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13162

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. 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: While Christmas lights are shining
Title: We come today
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: While Christmas chimes are ringing
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13162
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