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A Merry Christmas To You
THEODORE LEDYARD CUYLER My own boyhood was spent in ...

The First New England Christmas
G. L. STONE AND M. G. FICKETT IT WAS a warm and pl...

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

Toinette And The Elves
SUSAN COOLIDGE THE winter's sun was nearing the ho...

The Survivor's Story
Fortunately we were with our wives. It is in gener...

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





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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