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A Hymn On The Nativity Of My Saviour
BEN JONSON I sing the birth was born to-nigh...

The Shadow Of The Thunder-oak
Withered leaves still clung to the branches of th...

A Christmas Carol
CHRISTIAN BURKE The trees are hung with crys...

The Felling Of The Tree
A swift mountain-flood rolling down its channel; a hu...

Christmas Bells
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW I heard the bells...

A Christmas Fairy
JOHN STRANGE WINTER IT was getting very near to Ch...

Christmas On Big Rattle
THEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS ARCHER sat by the rude ...





A Christmas Lullaby






JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS

Sleep, baby, sleep! The Mother sings:
Heaven's angels kneel and fold their wings.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

With swathes of scented hay Thy bed
By Mary's hand at eve was spread.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

At midnight came the shepherds, they
Whom seraphs wakened by the way.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

And three kings from the East afar,
Ere dawn came, guided by the star.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

They brought Thee gifts of gold and gems,
Pure orient pearls, rich diadems.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Thou who liest slumbering there,
Art King of Kings, earth, ocean, air.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Sleep, baby, sleep! The shepherds sing:
Through heaven, through earth, hosannas ring.
Sleep, baby, sleep!





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