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

On Good Wishes At Christmas
FRISWELL At Christmas, which is a good holiday for m...

Christmas
NAHUM TATE While shepherds watch'd their flo...

Wassailer's Song
ROBERT SOUTHWELL Wassail! wassail! all over ...

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

The Spirit Of Christmas
From Pickwick Papers. CHARLES DICKENS And numerou...

The Angels
WILLIAM DRUMMOND Run, shepherds, run where B...





Christmas Carol






PHILLIPS BROOKS

The earth has grown old with its burden of care,
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair,
And its soul full of music bursts forth on the air,
When the song of the angels is sung.

It is coming, Old Earth, it is coming to-night!
On the snowflakes which cover thy sod
The feet of the Christ-child fall gentle and white,
And the voice of the Christ-child tells out with delight
That mankind are the children of God.

On the sad and the lonely, the wretched and poor,
The voice of the Christ-child shall fall;
And to every blind wanderer open the door
Of hope that he dared not to dream of before,
With a sunshine of welcome for all.

The feet of the humblest may walk in the field
Where the feet of the Holiest trod,
This, then, is the marvel to mortals revealed
When the silvery trumpets of Christmas have pealed,
That mankind are the children of God.





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