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

The Adoration Of The Wise Men
CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER Saw you never in the...

A Christmas Insurrection
ANNE P.L. FIELD In the hush of a shivery Chr...

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

The Story Of Oello
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Colonial Christmases
ALICE MORSE EARLE [From Customs and Fashions in Old ...

A Christmas Carol
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The Adoration Of The Wise Men






CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER

Saw you never in the twilight,
When the sun had left the skies,
Up in heaven the clear stars shining,
Through the gloom like silver eyes?
So of old the wise men watching,
Saw a little stranger star,
And they knew the King was given,
And they follow'd it from far.

Heard you never of the story,
How they cross'd the desert wild,
Journey'd on by plain and mountain,
Till they found the Holy Child?
How they open'd all their treasure,
Kneeling to that Infant King,
Gave the gold and fragrant incense,
Gave the myrrh in offering?

Know ye not that lowly Baby
Was the bright and morning star,
He who came to light the Gentiles,
And the darken'd isles afar?
And we too may seek his cradle,
There our heart's best treasures bring,
Love, and Faith, and true devotion,
For our Saviour, God, and King.





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