Happy Christmas Day

With joy we greet thy glad return

Author: Frederick L. Hosmer
Tune: [With joy we greet thy glad return]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 With joy we greet thy glad return,
O happy day! O happy day!
Whereon the Prince of Peace was born,
Happy Christmas day!
Without the winds of winter blow,
On Christmas day! On Christmas day!
But bright within the firesides glow,
Happy Christmas day!
Then bay and pine with holly twine,
O happy day! O happy day!
High over all thy festival,
Happy Christmas day!

2 From heart to heart the greetings flow,
On Christmas day! On Christmas day!
As up and down the people go,
Happy Christmas day!
Within, the trees are blossoming,
O happy day! O happy day!
All bright with Love’s eternal spring,
Happy Christmas day!
While hut and hall keep festival,
On Christmas day! On Christmas day!
And crown with cheer the waning year!
Happy Christmas day!

3 Nor time shall dim our love for Him,
O happy day! O happy day!
Whose lowly birth gave joy to earth,
Happy Christmas day!
Still shines for us the star that led,
O happy day! O happy day!
The magi to the manger-bed,
Happy Christmas day!
And grows more clear with every year,
O happy day! O happy day!
The joyful word the shepherds head,
Happy Christmas day!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13271

Author: Frederick L. Hosmer

Hosmer, Frederick Lucian, B.A., was born at Framingham, Mass., in 1840, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated B.A. in 1869. Entering the Unitarian Ministry in 1872 he has held charges in Quincy, Ill., 1872-77; Cleveland, Ohio, 1878-92; St. Louis, 1894-99; and since 1899, at Berkeley, Cal. His Way of Life, 1877, was a compilation of Prayers and Responsive Services for Sunday Schools. Of Unity Hymns and Carols, 1880, he was joint editor with W. C. Gannett and J. V. Blake. His hymns were published jointly by him and W. C. Gannett (q.v.), as The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.), 1st Series, 1885; 2nd Series, 1894. Of his 56 hymns in this work the following have come into common use, for the most part during… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With joy we greet thy glad return
Title: Happy Christmas Day
Author: Frederick L. Hosmer
Meter: 8.8.8.5.8.8.8.5.8.8.8.5
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13271
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The Cyber Hymnal #13271

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