St. Nicholas Song

St Nicholas in front of Canterbury Cathedral
St Nicholas, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of the Cathedral, 2004
Postcard: St Nicholas Center Collection
Children everywhere agree
Each December now to be
Ready, eager, all to greet
The great saint we wait to meet.
Bearing gifts, he first recalls
If we have been good at all,
In our work, at home or play
All before St Nicholas day.
With his helpers at his side,
Celebrating far and wide,
He’s the real Santa Claus,
Hail our kind St Nicholas
Now he leads us one and all
To the Christmas manger stall
Sees the babe, he bows the knee
For the prince of peace—tis he!
So in Myra stories told
His great love, his actions bold,
Pilgrims now to Bari go
So the legends all may know.
Now the day of joy and fun
Ole St Nick, his work is done,
Says goodbye to young and old
By whom still his tales are told.


Text: J M ROSENTHAL
Tune: ST BEES 77 77

Musical notation PDF
or MONKLAND 77 77

Musical notation PDF


Written September 2005 for Miriam, Bois Blanc Pointe aux Pins, Michigan

By the Lay Canon J M Rosenthal. Used by permission.

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

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