The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Long And Dark The Nights

Presentation - Vigil of the Presentation

Words: Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), Before 1893

See: Christmastide Poems of Christina Rossetti

Source: The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti, with a Memoir and Notes by William Michael Rossetti (1904), page 127.

Long and dark the nights, dim and short the days,
Mounting weary heights on our weary ways,
Thee our God we praise.
Scaling heavenly heights by unearthly ways,
Thee our God we praise all our nights and days,
Thee our God we praise.

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