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The Shepherds In Judea
MARY AUSTIN Oh, the Shepherds in Judea, ...

A Christmas Carol
AUBREY DE VERE They leave the land of gems a...

Mark Well My Heavy Doleful Tale
ANONYMOUS Mark well my heavy doleful tale, ...

A Hymn On The Nativity Of My Saviour
BEN JONSON I sing the birth was born to-nigh...

The Knighting Of The Sirloin Of Beef By Charles The Second
ANON The Second Charles of England Ro...

Christmas Carol
As Joseph was a-waukin' He heard an angel si...

The Christmas Silence
MARGARET DELAND Hushed are the pigeons cooin...





Neighbors Of The Christ Night






NORA ARCHIBALD SMITH

Deep in the shelter of the cave,
The ass with drooping head
Stood weary in the shadow, where
His master's hand had led.
About the manger oxen lay,
Bending a wide-eyed gaze
Upon the little new-born Babe,
Half worship, half amaze.
High in the roof the doves were set,
And cooed there, soft and mild,
Yet not so sweet as, in the hay,
The Mother to her Child.
The gentle cows breathed fragrant breath
To keep Babe Jesus warm,
While loud and clear, o'er hill and dale,
The cocks crowed, Christ is born!
Out in the fields, beneath the stars,
The young lambs sleeping lay,
And dreamed that in the manger slept
Another white as they.

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These were Thy neighbors, Christmas Child;
To Thee their love was given,
For in Thy baby face there shone
The wonder-light of Heaven.





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