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The Christmas Carol
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH The minstrels played thei...

A Christmas Carol
JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND There's a song ...

A Christmas Carol
CHARLES DICKENS MASTER Peter, and the two ubiquito...

The Angels
WILLIAM DRUMMOND Run, shepherds, run where B...

The Glad Evangel
KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN When the Child of Nazareth w...

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

Santa Claus At Simpson's Bar
BRET HARTE It was nearly midnight when the festiviti...





A Christmas Carol






CHRISTINA G. ROSSETTI

In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away,
When he comes to reign.
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there;
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air.
But only His Mother,
In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped her Beloved
With a kiss.

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man,
I would do my part,--
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.





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