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

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
MARGARET DELAND Like small curled feathers, ...

Hang Up The Baby's Stocking
[Emily Huntington Miller] Hang up the baby's...

The Christmas Carol
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH The minstrels played thei...

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

Masters In This Hall
ANONYMOUS To Bethlem did they go, the shephe...

The Two Princes
A STORY FOR CHILDREN. I. There was a King of Hu...





The Christmas Silence






MARGARET DELAND

Hushed are the pigeons cooing low
On dusty rafters of the loft;
And mild-eyed oxen, breathing soft,
Sleep on the fragrant hay below.

Dim shadows in the corner hide;
The glimmering lantern's rays are shed
Where one young lamb just lifts his head,
Then huddles 'gainst his mother's side.

Strange silence tingles in the air;
Through the half-open door a bar
Of light from one low-hanging star
Touches a baby's radiant hair.

No sound: the mother, kneeling, lays
Her cheek against the little face.
Oh human love! Oh heavenly grace!
'Tis yet in silence that she prays!

Ages of silence end to-night;
Then to the long-expectant earth
Glad angels come to greet His birth
In burst of music, love, and light!





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