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Christmas Carol
Listen, lordings, unto me, a tale I will you tell; ...

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

Christmas Bells
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW I heard the bells...

Christmas Bells
ANON There are sounds in the sky when the ye...

The Night After Christmas
ANNE P.L. FIELD Twas the night after Christm...

Is There A Santa Claus?
_The following, reprinted from the editorial page of th...

The Queerest Christmas
GRACE MARGARET GALLAHER BETTY stood at her door, g...





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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