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Merry, Merry Christmas Day

The Savior comes to dwell on earth

Author: Adam Geibel
Tune: [The Savior comes to dwell on earth]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Merry, merry Christmas day has come,
The bells are gaily ringing;
Merry, merry Christmas day has come,
And children sweetly singing;
Merry, merry Christmas day has come,
The blessèd tidings bringing,
Merry, merry Christmas,
Merry, merry Christmas,
Merry, merry Christmas day.

1 The Savior comes to dwell on earth,
We hail today His wondrous birth;
The angels sing the glad refrain,
Of peace on earth, good will to men. [Refrain]

2 The wondrous song with rapture thrills
The shepherds on Judean hills;
While angels bid them seek the place
Where lies the Lord of life and grace. [Refrain]

3 With rapid tread the shepherds haste
To seek the lowly manger place,
And bending o’er the cheerless stall,
They hail the Savior, Lord of all. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15311

Author: Adam Geibel

Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany. Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior comes to dwell on earth
Title: Merry, Merry Christmas Day
Author: Adam Geibel
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Merry, merry Christmas day has come
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #15311
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The Cyber Hymnal #15311

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