Be merry all, be merry all, With holly dress the festive hall; Prepare the song, the feast, the ball, To welcome merry Christmas.
How noiseless falls the foot of time!
Oh! where does faithful GÃ©lert roam, The flow'r of all his race? So true, so brave; a lamb at home, A lion in the chase.
Too late I stayed, - forgive the crime! Unheeded flew the hours; How noiseless falls the foot of time That only treads on flowers.