Phillips Brooks was the author of the“ Christmas Carol ” beginning “ Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.” Brooks was a Boston clergyman, having been rector of Trinity Church for twenty-two years before he was made Bishop of Massachusetts in 1891. He wrote “ Lectures on Preaching,” “ The Influence of Jesus,” several volumes of sermons, and many beautiful poems, of which the one mentioned was a general favorite.
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night!
Christmas in lands of the fir tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm tree and vine;
Christmas where snow-peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where cornfields lie sunny and bright;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.