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Inexhaustibility Of The Subject Of Christmas
LEIGH HUNT So many things have been said of late yea...

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

The Shepherds And The Angels
ADAPTED FROM THE BIBLE AND there were shepherds in...

Hymn On The Nativity
JOHN MILTON It was the winter wild, Whi...

The Philanthropist's Christmas
JAMES WEBER LINN "DID you see this committee yeste...

Neighbors Of The Christ Night
NORA ARCHIBALD SMITH Deep in the shelter of ...

A Christmas Carol
CHRISTIAN BURKE The trees are hung with crys...





Christ's Nativity






HENRY VAUGHAN

Awake, glad heart! get up and sing!
It is the Birthday of thy King.
Awake! awake!
The sun doth shake
Light from his locks, and, all the way
Breathing perfumes, doth spice the day.

Awake! awake! hark how th' wood rings,
Winds whisper, and the busy springs
A concert make!
Awake! awake!
Man is their high-priest, and should rise
To offer up the sacrifice.

I would I were some bird, or star,
Fluttering in woods, or lifted far
Above this inn,
And road of sin!
Then either star or bird should be
Shining or singing still to thee.

I would I had in my best part
Fit rooms for thee! or that my heart
Where so clean as
Thy manger was!
But I am all filth, and obscene;
Yet, if thou wilt, thou canst make clean.

Sweet Jesu! will then. Let no more
This leper haunt and soil thy door!
Cure him, ease him,
O release him!
And let once more, by mystic birth,
The Lord of life be born in earth.





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