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When The Stars Of Morning Sang
ANNE P.L. FIELD When the stars of morning sa...

The Christmas Fires
ANNE P.L. FIELD The Christmas fires brightly...

An Ode On The Birth Of Our Saviour
ROBERT HERRICK In numbers, and but these few...

The Two Princes
A STORY FOR CHILDREN. I. There was a King of Hu...

The Mother
ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER All day her watch had lasted...

Christmas Song
EDMUND HAMILTON SEARS Calm on the listening ...

The Festival Of St Nicholas
MARY MAPES DODGE We all know how, before the Christm...





O Little Town Of Bethlehem






PHILLIPS BROOKS

O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by;
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee to-night.

For Christ is born of Mary,
And, gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth!
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to men on earth.
How silently, how silently,
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may hear His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter in,
Be born in us to-day.
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell;
Oh, come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!





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