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A Simple Bill Of Fare For A Christmas Dinner
H.H. All good recipe-books give bills of fare for di...

Christmas Carol
Listen, lordings, unto me, a tale I will you tell; ...

A Christmas Star
KATHERINE PYLE "COME now, my dear little stars," s...

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

A Prayer At Bethlehem
ANNE P.L. FIELD O pulsing earth with heart a...

Church Decking At Christmas
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Would that our scrupulous...

Santa Claus
ANON He comes in the night! He comes in the ...





The Birth Of Christ






ALFRED TENNYSON

The time draws near the birth of Christ;
The moon is hid--the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill
Answer each other in the mist.

Four voices of four hamlets round,
From far and near, on mead and moor,
Swell out and fail, as if a door
Were shut between me and the sound.

Each voice four changes on the wind,
That now dilate and now decrease,
Peace and good-will, good-will and peace,
Peace and good-will to all mankind.

Rise, happy morn! rise, holy morn!
Draw forth the cheerful day from night;
O Father! touch the east, and light
The light that shone when hope was born!





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