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Masters In This Hall
ANONYMOUS To Bethlem did they go, the shephe...

A Christmas Hymn
ALFRED DOMETT It was the calm and silent nig...

Mr Bluff's Experiences Of Holidays
OLIVER BELL BUNCE "I HATE holidays," said Bachelor...

An Ode On The Birth Of Our Saviour
ROBERT HERRICK In numbers, and but these few...

The Fir Tree
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN Out in the forest stood a pr...

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

They Saw A Great Light
CHAPTER I. ANOTHER GENERATION. "Here he comes! ...





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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