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The Greatest Of These
JOSEPH MILLS HANSON THE outside door swung open su...

Inexhaustibility Of The Subject Of Christmas
LEIGH HUNT So many things have been said of late yea...

The Three Kings
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Three Kings came ...

Santa Claus At Simpson's Bar
BRET HARTE It was nearly midnight when the festiviti...

Christmas Day
CHARLES WESLEY Hark! the herald angels sing ...

The Fir Tree
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN Out in the forest stood a pr...

Christmas Song
LYDIA A.C. WARD Why do bells for Christmas r...





The Waits






MARGARET DELAND

At the break of Christmas Day,
Through the frosty starlight ringing,
Faint and sweet and far away,
Comes the sound of children, singing,
Chanting, singing,
_Cease to mourn,
For Christ is born,
Peace and joy to all men bringing!_

Careless that the chill winds blow,
Growing stronger, sweeter, clearer,
Noiseless footfalls in the snow
Bring the happy voices nearer;
Hear them singing,
_Winter's drear,
But Christ is here,
Mirth and gladness with Him bringing!_

Merry Christmas! hear them say,
As the East is growing lighter;
May the joy of Christmas Day
Make your whole year gladder, brighter!
Join their singing,
_To each home
Our Christ has come,
All Love's treasures with Him bringing!_





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