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CAROLYN WELLS Who is it stands on the polish...

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Under The Holly-bough
CHARLES MACKAY Ye who have scorned each othe...

The Night After Christmas
ANNE P.L. FIELD Twas the night after Christm...

The Birds' Christmas
F. E. MANN Founded on fact. "CHICKADEE-DEE-DEE-...

Ceremonies For Christmas
ROBERT HERRICK Come, bring with a noise, ...





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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