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A Christmas Carol
CHRISTINA G. ROSSETTI In the bleak mid-winte...

A Christmas Carol For Children
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Why The Chimes Rang
RAYMOND MC ALDEN THERE was once in a faraway count...

An Offertory
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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The Goblins' Christmas

December






HARRIET F. BLODGETT

I

Oh! holly branch and mistletoe.
And Christmas chimes where'er we go.
And stockings pinned up in a row!
These are thy gifts, December!

II

And if the year has made thee old,
And silvered all thy locks of gold,
Thy heart has never been a-cold
Or known a fading ember.

III

The whole world is a Christmas tree,
And stars its many candles be.
Oh! sing a carol joyfully
The year's great feast in keeping!

IV

For once, on a December night
An angel held a candle bright.
And led three wise men by its light
To where a child was sleeping.





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