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Hang Up The Baby's Stocking
[Emily Huntington Miller] Hang up the baby's...

Christ's Nativity
HENRY VAUGHAN Awake, glad heart! get up and ...

The Shepherd's Song
EDMUND BOLTON Sweet music, sweeter far ...

A Christmas Insurrection
ANNE P.L. FIELD In the hush of a shivery Chr...

The Birth Of Christ
ALFRED TENNYSON The time draws near the birt...

Christmas
ANON Once in Royal David's city Stood...

The Fir-tree
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN OUT in the woods stood a n...





A Christmas Carmen






JOHN G. WHITTIER

I

Sound over all waters, reach out from all lands,
The chorus of voices, the clasping of hands;
Sing hymns that were sung by the stars of the morn,
Sing songs of the angels when Jesus was born!
With glad jubilations
Bring hope to the nations!
The dark night is ending and dawn has begun:
Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun,
All speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one!

II

Sing the bridal of nations! with chorals of love
Sing out the war-vulture and sing in the dove,
Till the hearts of the peoples keep time in accord
And the voice of the world is the voice of the Lord!
Clasp hands of the nations
In strong gratulations:
The dark night is ending and dawn has begun;
Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun,
All speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one!

III

Blow, bugles of battle, the marches of peace;
East, west, north, and south let the long quarrel cease:
Sing the song of great joy that the angels began,
Sing of glory to God and of good-will to man!
Hark! joining in chorus
The heavens bend o'er us!
The dark night is ending and dawn has begun;
Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun,
All speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one!





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