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

The Newest Thing In Christmas Carols
ANONYMOUS God rest you, merry gentlemen! ...

Christmas Eve At Mr Wardle's
From Pickwick Papers CHARLES DICKENS From the cen...

The Telltale Tile
OLIVE THORNE MILLER IT BEGINS with a bit of gossip...

Little Roger's Night In The Church
SUSAN COOLIDGE The boys and girls had fastened the l...

The Boar's Head Carol
(Sung at Queen's College, Oxford.) The boar'...

The Waits
MARGARET DELAND At the break of Christmas Da...





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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