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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
DINAH MARIA MULOCK God rest ye, merry gentle...

Sery
RICHARD WATSON GILDER With wild surprise ...

Keeping Christmas
Romans, xiv, 6: _He that regardeth the day, regardeth i...

A Christmas Letter From Australia
DOUGLAS SLADEN 'Tis Christmas, and the North win...

Sly Santa Claus
MRS. C.S. STONE All the house was asleep, ...

The Night After Christmas
ANNE P.L. FIELD Twas the night after Christm...

The Christmas Fires
ANNE P.L. FIELD The Christmas fires brightly...





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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