Home Stories Christmas History

  

Categories

Additional Pieces
Celebration
Old Carols And Exercises
Origin
Significance And Spirit
Stories


Stories

A Christmas Carol
CHRISTINA G. ROSSETTI In the bleak mid-winte...

Mr Bluffs Experiences Of Holidays
OLIVER BELL BUNCE I hate holidays, said Bachelor Blu...

The Waits
MARGARET DELAND At the break of Christmas Da...

Christmas
(A Selection from Dreamthorp) ALEXANDER SMITH Sit...

Little Wolff's Wooden Shoes
A CHRISTMAS STORY BY FRANCOIS COPPEE; ADAPTED AND TRANS...

An Offertory
MARY MAPES DODGE Oh, the beauty of the Chris...

So Now Is Come Our Joyfulst Feast
GEORGE WITHER So, now is come our joyfulst f...





A Christmas Lullaby






JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS

Sleep, baby, sleep! The Mother sings:
Heaven's angels kneel and fold their wings.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

With swathes of scented hay Thy bed
By Mary's hand at eve was spread.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

At midnight came the shepherds, they
Whom seraphs wakened by the way.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

And three kings from the East afar,
Ere dawn came, guided by the star.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

They brought Thee gifts of gold and gems,
Pure orient pearls, rich diadems.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Thou who liest slumbering there,
Art King of Kings, earth, ocean, air.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Sleep, baby, sleep! The shepherds sing:
Through heaven, through earth, hosannas ring.
Sleep, baby, sleep!





Next: Hymn For The Nativity

Previous: The Christmas Silence



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed: 4352