St. Nicholas

Pin it

Add to Symbaloo

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Pinterest

Who comes each year?



Saint Nicholas Saving Sailors
J M Rosenthal Collection

Who comes each year, to spread the world with cheer?
'Tis our great saint, we all should imitate.
The children sing, sailors their thanks they bring:

O blessed Nic'las,
O good St Nic'las!

The gifts he brings, the people celebrate.
All those who love him, folk both small and great;
Revere his message, hail his regal state:

O blessed Nic'las,
O good St Nic'las!

The real St Nick, no Santa Claus we need,
He is the only one, the folk agreed,
From Myra, Bari, a true saint indeed:

O blessed Nic'las,
O good St Nic'las!

He saved the soldiers, the three girls now free,
Students are rescued, praise the Trinity;
The bishop, friend, a wonder worker he:

O blessed Nic'las,
O good St Nic'las!

He waits with us for the great holy day,
Christmas is coming, with the saint we pray,
That when Christ comes, with Mary we shall say:

Alleluia,
Alleluia!


Text: J M Rosenthal
Tune: SINE NOMINE (All Hallows)10 10 10 4 4


Musical notation PDF

For All Hallows by the Tower, London 2007


By the Revd J M Rosenthal, Honorary Deacon, for All Hallows by the Tower, London, England. Used by permission.

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

back to top

next hymn