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The Christmas Fires
ANNE P.L. FIELD The Christmas fires brightly...

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

The Glorious Song Of Old
EDMUND H. SEARS It came upon the midnight cl...

A Simple Bill Of Fare For A Christmas Dinner
H.H. All good recipe-books give bills of fare for di...

The First Christmas-tree
BY LUCY WHEELOCK TWO little children were sitting ...

Bells Across The Snows
FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL O Christmas, merry C...

A Christmas Hymn
ANON Written in the Chapel of the Manger, in the...





A Hymn On The Nativity Of My Saviour






BEN JONSON

I sing the birth was born to-night
The author both of life and light;
The angels so did sound it.
And like the ravished shepherds said,
Who saw the light, and were afraid,
Yet searched, and true they found it.

The Son of God, th' eternal king,
That did us all salvation bring,
And freed the soul from danger;
He whom the whole world could not take,
The Word, which heaven and earth did make,
Was now laid in a manger.

The Father's wisdom willed it so,
The Son's obedience knew no No,
Both wills were in one stature;
And as that wisdom had decreed,
The Word was now made flesh indeed,
And took on him our nature.

What comfort by him do we win,
Who made himself the price of sin,
To make us heirs of glory!
To see this babe all innocence;
A martyr born in our defence:
Can man forget the story?





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