539. As each happy Christmas

1 As each happy Christmas
Dawns on earth again,
Comes the holy Christ Child
To the hearts of men;

2 Enters with His blessing
Into every home,
Guides and guards our footsteps,
As we go and come.

3 All unknown, beside me
He will ever stand,
And will safely lead me
With His own right hand.

Text Information
First Line: As each happy Christmas
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Wilhelm Hey (1837)
Translator: Harriet Reynolds Krauth (1878)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: Hymns for Children
Tune Information
Composer: Johann C. H. Rink (1770-1846)
Meter: 6 5, 6 5
Key: G Major

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