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A Song for St Nicholas

St Nikolaus with children
Illustration: Max Teschemacher, Der Heilige Nikolaus, 1954
St Nicholas Center Collection

The saint now is coming
We all sing with cheer.
A day of rejoicing
His message is clear.
We love you, St Nicholas,
Your praises we sing,
Awaiting the good news
This glad season brings.

Strong winds of December
The cold in the air
Good children be ready
Nice presents he bears.
The old and the young—
all his coming await,
O true Father Christmas,**
O please, don’t be late.

The great saint of caring
Our bishop we hail,
A true friend of children,
Your legends and tales
All speak of the way
We should all work and play,
Preparing for Christmas
That day of all days.

** or The only true Santa,


Text: J M ROSENTHAL
Copyright © Saint Nicholas Society, UK/USA
Tune: Traditional Dutch Zie Ginds Komt de Stoomboot

Musical notation PDF
or ST DENIO 11 11 11 11

Musical notation PDF

Written May 9, 2004, the Feast of the Translation of the
Relics to Bari from Myra (Turkey)

By the Lay Canon J M Rosenthal. Used by permission.
Midi file from Liedjesland.com.

Mp3 files courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.
Audio player from 1pixelout, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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