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A Christmas Piece
Of garnered rhyme, from hidden stores of olden time tha...

The Mother
ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER All day her watch had lasted...

The Greatest Of These
JOSEPH MILLS HANSON THE outside door swung open su...

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

Minstrels And Maids
WILLIAM MORRIS Outlanders, whence come ye la...

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

Church Decking At Christmas
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Would that our scrupulous...





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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