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Master Sandy's Snapdragon
ELBRIDGE S. BROOKS THERE was just enough of Decemb...

An Ode On The Birth Of Our Saviour
ROBERT HERRICK In numbers, and but these few...

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
OLD CAROL God rest you, merry gentlemen, ...

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

Little Wolff's Wooden Shoes
A CHRISTMAS STORY BY FRANCOIS COPPEE; ADAPTED AND TRANS...

On Santa Claus
GEORGE A. BAKER, JR. Brave old times those were. In ...

A Carol
And here's a Christmas carol meant for children, and...





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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