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The Shepherd's Song
EDMUND BOLTON Sweet music, sweeter far ...

The Knighting Of The Sirloin Of Beef By Charles The Second
ANON The Second Charles of England Ro...

A Christmas Carol
CHARLES DICKENS MASTER Peter, and the two ubiquito...

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

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

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

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





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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