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

Keeping Christmas
Romans, xiv, 6: _He that regardeth the day, regardeth i...

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

Christmas In The Barn
F. ARNSTEIN ONLY two more days and Christmas would...

The End Of The Play
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY The play is done...

A Christmas Insurrection
ANNE P.L. FIELD In the hush of a shivery Chr...

Under The Holly-bough
CHARLES MACKAY Ye who have scorned each othe...





Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning






REGINALD HEBER

Brightest and best of the Sons of the morning!
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid!
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our Infant Redeemer is laid!

Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining,
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Saviour of all!

Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odors of Edom and offerings divine?
Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

Vainly we offer each ample oblation;
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure:
Richer by far is the heart's adoration;
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

Brightest and best of the Sons of the morning!
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid!
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our Infant Redeemer is laid!





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