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A Christmas Carol
JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND There's a song ...

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

Christmas In The Alley
OLIVE THORNE MILLER "I DECLARE for 't, to-morrow i...

The Waits
MARGARET DELAND At the break of Christmas Da...

A Christmas Carmen
JOHN G. WHITTIER I Sound over all wat...

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

Christmas In The Olden Time
WALTER SCOTT On Christmas-eve the bells were...





Christmas Carol






JAMES S. PARK

So crowded was the little town
On the first Christmas day,
Tired Mary Mother laid her down
To rest upon the hay.
(Ah, would my door might have been thrown
Wide open on her way!)

But when the Holy Babe was born
In the deep hush of night,
It seemed as if a Sabbath morn
Had come with sacred light.
Child Jesus made the place forlorn
With his own beauty bright.

The manger rough was all his rest;
The cattle, having fed,
Stood silent by, or closer pressed,
And gravely wondered.
(Ah, Lord, if only that my breast
Had cradled Thee instead!)





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