James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916)
Pseudonym Benj. F. Johnson Of Boone
1. Christ used to be like you and me,
When just a lad in Galilee, --
So when we pray, on Christmas Day,
He favors first the prayers we say:
Then waste no tear, but pray with cheer,
This gladdest day of all the year:
2. O Brother mine of birth Divine,
Upon this natal day of Thine
Bear with our stress of happiness
Nor count our reverence the less
Because with glee and jubilee
Our hearts go singing up to Thee.
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