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The Christmas Silence
MARGARET DELAND Hushed are the pigeons cooin...

To The Fir-tree
FROM THE GERMAN O Fir-tree green! O Fir-tree...

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

A Christmas Letter From Australia
DOUGLAS SLADEN 'Tis Christmas, and the North win...

The First New England Christmas
G. L. STONE AND M. G. FICKETT IT WAS a warm and pl...

Hymn For The Nativity
EDWARD THRING Happy night and happy silence ...

A Ballade Of Old Loves
CAROLYN WELLS Who is it stands on the polish...





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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