The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christmas Is Now Drawing Near At Hand

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Christmas Now Is Drawing Near At Hand

Christmas Now Is Drawing Near At Hand - Colcombe

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1. Christmas is now drawing near at hand
Come serve the Lord and be at His command
And God a portion for you will provide
And give a blessing to your soul besides

2. Down in the garden where flowers growing ranks
Down on your bended knees and give the Lord thanks
Down on your knees and pray both night and day
Leave off your sins and live fro' pray tae pray

3. So proud and lofty is some sort of sin
Which many take delight and pleasure in
Whose conversation God doth smirch as lie
And yet He shakes His sword before He strikes.

4. So proud and lofty do some people go
Dressing their selves like players in a show
They patch and paint and dress with idle stuff
As if God had not made 'em fine enough

5. Even little children learn to curse and swear
And can't rehearse one word of godly prayer
Oh teach them better, oh teach them to rely
On Christ the sinner's friend who reigns on high

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