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

The Birds' Christmas
F. E. MANN Founded on fact. "CHICKADEE-DEE-DEE-...

Wassailer's Song
ROBERT SOUTHWELL Wassail! wassail! all over ...

A Christmas Star
KATHERINE PYLE "COME now, my dear little stars," s...

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

A Christmas Carol
AUBREY DE VERE They leave the land of gems a...

The Christmas Goose At The Cratchits'
CHARLES DICKENS You might have thought a goose the r...





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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