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

Song Of The Holly
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Blow, blow thou wint...

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

A Christmas Piece
Of garnered rhyme, from hidden stores of olden time tha...

New Prince New Pomp
ROBERT SOUTHWELL Behold a simple, tender Bab...

Hymn For The Nativity
EDWARD THRING Happy night and happy silence ...

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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