(German folk tune, Lyrics by Richard Compton)
1. Oh Christmas is coming, oh Christmas is near,
The day we love best of all days in the year;
And good Santa Claus must be now on his way,
With presents for children heaped high on his sleigh.
2. The night before Christmas is wonderful fun,
Though often it seems it will never be done.
We sleep not a moment, though hard we may try
And with the first dawn “Merry Christmas!” we cry.