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ROSE TERRY COOKE Here comes old Father Chris...

The Birth Of Christ
ALFRED TENNYSON The time draws near the birt...

Christmas Carol
As Joseph was a-waukin' He heard an angel si...

Hymn On The Nativity
JOHN MILTON It was the winter wild, Whi...

A Christmas Song
TUDOR JENKS When mother-love makes all thing...

Old Christmas Returned
All you that to feasting and mirth are inclined, ...

Ballade Of Christmas Ghosts
ANDREW LANG Between the moonlight and the fi...





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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