13. Thirteenth Carol


Christmas morn is bright and fair

Glittering snow is lying deep;

Still and keen the frosty air;

Low the laden branches sweep,

Pure and new the sacred day,

As when in manger Jesus lay.


Bells ring sweetly o’er the snow,

Peaceful lies the mantled earth;

Two by two the people go

To the church for Jesu’s birth

To offer thanks and praise His name,

Who down to earth to save us came.


As my birthday comes I love

Gifts from relatives to receive;

So I must to Him above

Something precious to me give;

I will give my treasured part,

Give to Him my loving heart.


24th Dec 1943.