The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christmas

Phoebe Cary (1824 - 1871)
American Poet and Parodist

Source: "Christmas Carols - Old & New." London: G. G. Harrup & Co., ca. 1918, p. 60.

This happy day, whose risen sun
Shall set not through eternity,
This holy day when Christ the Lord,
Took on him our humanity,

For little children everywhere
A joyous season still we make,
We bring our precious gifts to them,
Even for the dear child Jesus' sake.

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