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A Simple Bill Of Fare For A Christmas Dinner
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The Mother
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Christmas In The Alley
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The Spirit Of Christmas
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A Ballade Of Old Loves
CAROLYN WELLS Who is it stands on the polish...

Christmas Bells
ANON There are sounds in the sky when the ye...

A Christmas Carol
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL What means this glory r...





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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