The Song of St. Nicholas

A new twist to an old favorite

Dutch Record Sleeve
Dutch 45 record sleeve, 1991 Indisc
Hank Temming, Ik Vraag aan Sinterklaas een Heel Gelukkig Kerstfeest
St Nicholas Collection
Once upon a long ago
Very far away,
In the town of Bethlehem
Lying in some hay,
Jesus came for you and me
Bringing heaven’s love
As a gift for us to have
From the Lord above.
In the town of Myra once
Also long ago,
Lived good Bishop Nicholas
Hair as white as snow.
Nicholas loved Jesus who
Loved and helped us all.
“I will do the same,” said he
“Helping great and small.”
Thankful Bishop Nicholas
Friendly, good and wise;
When he could, helped the poor
Always by surprise.
Rich men came to Nicholas
Bringing wealth to share
So it could be sent to those
Living in despair.
We should be like Nicholas
Thankful, good and kind,
Loving those who need our help
All the ones we find.
Jesus and Saint Nicholas
Taught us how to give:
Share but never seek rewards,
That is how to live!


Text: Mike Sherer, St. Nicholas Eve, December 5, 1972
Tune: Traditional Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Musical notation PDF


Used by permission of ALTERNATIVES for Simple Living.
“Equipping people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly”
Resources for responsible living since 1973

Mp3 file courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.

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