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A Christmas Star
KATHERINE PYLE "COME now, my dear little stars," s...

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

The Shepherds
WILLIAM DRUMMOND, OF HAWTHORNDEN O than the ...

Christmas Carol
JAMES S. PARK So crowded was the little town...

The Christmas Holly
ELIZA COOK The holly! the holly! oh, twine i...

A Christmas Matinee
MRS. M. A. L. LANE IT WAS the day before Christmas...

Why The Chimes Rang
RAYMOND MC ALDEN THERE was once in a faraway count...





Christmas






NAHUM TATE

While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.

Fear not, said he (for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind);
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind.

To you, in David's town, this day
Is born of David's line
The Saviour who is Christ the Lord;
And this shall be the sign:

The heavenly Babe you there shall find
To human view display'd,
All meanly wrapt in swathing bands,
And in a manger laid.

Thus spake the Seraph; and forthwith
Appear'd a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, and thus
Address'd their joyful song:

All glory be to God on high,
And to the earth be peace;
Good-will henceforth from heaven to men
Begin, and never cease!





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