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    WHERE DO SCHOOL DAYS END?   Table of Contents     A HAPPY HEART.

Heard (Henderson), Josephine D.
Morning Glories

- PART II.--MUSINGS
- THE BIRTH OF JESUS.


THE BIRTH OF JESUS.


QUIETLY the world lay sleeping,
Save on fair Judean plain;
Faithful Shepherds watch were keeping,
Lest their tender flocks be slain.

Silently the snowy mantle
O'er the hill and vale was spread --
Emblem of seraphic pureness --
Carpet fit for angels' tread.

Lo, in eastern skies appearing,
Backward seems the night to roll;
The prophetic star is nearing,
Heaven opened as a scroll.

Then the heralds gladly singing,
Came to announce the Prince of Peace,
All the heavenly harps were ringing --
Praises chaunt and never cease.

Then a cloud of golden glory
Filled the air with heavenly mirth,
Angels sang the wondrous story,
When the Christ-child came to earth.
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    WHERE DO SCHOOL DAYS END?   Table of Contents     A HAPPY HEART.