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Page 13 - How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven. No ear may hear his coming; but in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive him still, the dear Christ enters in. O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray; cast out our sin, and enter in: be born in us to-day.
Page 11 - O LITTLE town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by; Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee to-night.
Page 12 - For Christ is born of Mary, And, gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wondering love. O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth! And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth.
Page 25 - Of hope that he dared not to dream of before, With a sunshine of welcome for all. The feet of the humblest may walk in the field Where the feet of the Holiest have trod. This, this is the marvel to mortals revealed When the silvery trumpets of Christmas have pealed, That mankind are the children of God.
Page 17 - EVERYWHERE, everywhere, Christmas to-night! Christmas in lands of the fir-tree and pine. Christmas in lands of the palm-tree and vine. Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn and white. Christmas where cornfields lie sunny and bright ! Christmas where children are hopeful and gay, Christmas where old men are patient and gray, Christmas where peace, like a dove in his flight, Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the fight, Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night.
Page 18 - Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night ! Then let every heart keep its Christmas within, Christ's pity for sorrow, Christ's hatred of sin, Christ's care for the weakest, Christ's courage for right, Christ's dread of the darkness, Christ's love of the light. Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night ! So the stars of the midnight which compass us round Shall see a strange glory, and hear a sweet sound, And cry : " Look ! the earth is aflame with delight, O, sons of the morning, rejoice at the...
Page 17 - Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas to-night ! Christmas in lands of the fir tree and pine, Christmas in lands of the palm tree and vine, Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn and white, Christmas where cornfields lie sunny and bright...
Page 22 - Angels sweet and splendid, Throng in our hearts and sing The wonders which attended The coming of the King. Till we too, boldly pressing Where once the shepherds trod, Climb Bethlehem's Hill of Blessing, And find the Son of God!