The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Christmas Fires

Words: Anne P. L. Field
Vocal Recordings: MP3 / OGG

Source: Christmas: Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse - Robert Haven Schauffler (1907)

The Christmas fires brightly gleam
    And dance among the holly boughs,
The Christmas pudding's spicy steam
    With fragrance fills the house,
While merry grows each friendly soul
Over the foaming wassail bowl.

Resplendent stands the glitt'ring tree,
    Weighted with gifts for old and young,
The children's faces shine with glee,
    And joyous is each tongue,
While lads and lassies come and go
Under the festive mistletoe.

When suddenly the frosty air
    Is filled with music, voices sweet,
Lo! see the Christmas waits are there
    Snow-crowned and bare of feet,
Yet high and clear their voices ring,
And glad their Christmas carolling.

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