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Church Decking At Christmas
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Would that our scrupulous...

Cradle Hymn
ISAAC WATTS Hush, my dear, lie still and slu...

A Christmas Letter From Australia
DOUGLAS SLADEN 'Tis Christmas, and the North win...

A Christmas Lullaby
JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS Sleep, baby, sleep! T...

In Excelsis Gloria
When Christ was born of Mary free, In Bethlehe...

Santa Claus At Simpson's Bar
BRET HARTE It was nearly midnight when the festiviti...

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

Hymn For The Nativity


Happy night and happy silence downward softly stealing,
Softly stealing over land and sea,
Stars from golden censors swing a silent eager feeling
Down on Judah, down on Galilee;
And all the wistful air, and earth, and sky,
Listened, listened for the gladness of a cry.

Holy night, a sudden flash of light its way is winging:
Angels, angels, all above, around;
Hark, the angel voices, hark, the angel voices singing;
And the sheep are lying on the ground.
Lo, all the wistful air, and earth, and sky,
Listen, listen to the gladness of the cry.

Happy night at Bethlehem; soft little hands are feeling,
Feeling in the manger with the kine:
Little hands, and eyelids closed in sleep, while angels kneeling,
Mary mother, hymn the Babe Divine.
Lo, all the wistful air, and earth, and sky,
Listen, listen to the gladness of the cry.

Wide, as if the light were music, flashes adoration:
Glory be to God, nor ever cease,
All the silence thrills, and speeds the message of salvation:
Peace on earth, good-will to men of peace.
Lo, all the wistful air, and earth, and sky,
Listen, listen to the gladness of the cry.

Holy night, thy solemn silence evermore enfoldeth
Angels songs and peace from God on high:
Holy night, thy watcher still with faithful eye beholdeth
Wings that wave, and angel glory nigh,
Lo, hushed is strife in air, and earth, and sky,
Still thy watchers hear the gladness of the cry.

Praise Him, ye who watch the night, the silent night of ages:
Praise Him, shepherds, praise the Holy Child;
Praise Him, ye who hear the light, O praise Him, all ye sages;
Praise Him, children, praise Him meek and mild.
Lo, peace on Earth, glory to God on high,
Listen, listen to the gladness of the cry.

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