The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Words from an Old Spanish Carol

Words: Ruth Sawyer

Source: Anne Thaxter Eaton, ed., Welcome Christmas! A Garland Of Poems. New York: The Viking Press, 1955.

Shall I tell you who will come
    to Bethlehem on Christmas Morn,
Who will kneel them gently down
    before the Lord, new-born?

One small fish from the river,
    with scales of red, red gold,
One wild bee from the heather,
    one gray lamb from the fold,
One ox from the high pasture,
    one black bull from the herd,
One goatling from the far hills,
    one white, white bird.

And many children God give them grace,
bringing tall candles to light Mary's face.

Shall I tell you who will come
    to Bethlehem on Christmas Morn,
Who will kneel them gently down
    before the Lord, new-born?

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