Jolly Old St Nicholas

St Nicholas with children
San Nicola e Bambini
Artist: Emanuele Luzzati
Postcard: St. Nicholas Center Collection
Jolly Old St Nicholas
On this happy day
You bring joy and happiness,
Hear us as we say,
Teach us how to be like you
Loving, showing care;
Sharing gifts, we celebrate
Joy beyond compare.
Each December we await,
Come without delay,
Saint of children everywhere,
On your festive day.
You love people far and near;
Help us to prepare
For a Christmas filled with joy,
Saint, now hear our prayer.
Bethlehem, the star shines bright,
Lead us, saint, today,
To the Holy City where
Christ, the child, is laid.
As we see you kneeling there
We adore and say,
May the joys of Christmas night
Cheer our world today.

Tune: Traditional

Musical notation PDF

22 July 2011, for the children of Norway
By J M Rosenthal, St Nicholas Society. Used by permission.

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

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