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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Grandpa's Christmas

In his great cushioned chair by the fender
An old man sits dreaming to-night,
His withered hands, licked by the tender,
Warm rays of the red anthracite,
Are folded before him, all listless;
His dim eyes are fixed on the blaze,
While over him sweeps the resistless
Flood-tide of old days.


He hears not the mirth in the hallway,
He hears not the sounds of good cheer,
That through the old homestead ring alway
In the glad Christmas-time of the year.
He heeds not the chime of sweet voices
As the last gifts are hung on the tree.
In a long-vanished day he rejoices-
In his lost Used to be.


He has gone back across dead Decembers
To his childhood's fair land of delight;
And his mother's sweet smile he remembers,
As he hangs up his stocking at night.
He remembers the dream-haunted slumber
All broken and restless because
Of the visions that came without number
Of dear Santa Claus.


Again, in his manhood's beginning,
He sees himself thrown on the world,
And into the vortex of sinning
By Pleasure's strong arms he is hurled.
He hears the sweet Christmas bells ringing,
'Repent ye, repent ye, and pray;'
But he joins with his comrades in singing
A bacchanal lay.


Again he stands under the holly
With a blushing face lifted to his;
For love has been stronger than folly,
And has turned him from vice unto bliss;
And the whole world is lit with new glory
As the sweet vows are uttered again,
While the Christmas bells tell the old story
Of peace unto men.


Again, with his little brood 'round him,
He sits by the fair mother-wife;
He knows that the angels have crowned him
With the truest, best riches of life;
And the hearts of the children, untroubled,
Are filled with the gay Christmas-tide;
And the gifts for sweet Maudie are doubled,
'Tis her birthday, beside.


Again,-ah, dear Jesus, have pity-
He finds in the chill, waning day,
That one has come home from the city-
Frail Maudie, whom love led astray.
She lies with her babe on her bosom-
Half-hid by the snow's fleecy spread;
A bud and a poor trampled blossom-
And both are quite dead.


So fair and so fragile! just twenty-
How mocking the bells sound to-night!
She starved in this great land of plenty,
When she tried to grope back to the light.
Christ, are Thy disciples inhuman,
Or only for men hast Thou died?
No mercy is shown to a woman
Who once steps aside.


Again he leans over the shrouded
Still form of the mother and wife;
Very lonely the way seems, and clouded,
As he looks down the vista of life.
With the sweet Christmas chimes there is blended
The knell for a life that is done,
And he knows that his joys are all ended
And his waiting begun.


So long have the years been, so lonely,
As he counts them by Christmases gone.
'I am homesick,' he murmurs; 'if only
The Angel would lead the way on.
I am cold, in this chill winter weather;
Why, Maudie, dear, where have you been?
And you, too, sweet wife-and together-
O Christ, let me in.'


The children ran in from the hallway,
'Were you calling us, grandpa?' they said.
Then shrank, with that fear that comes alway
When young eyes look their first on the dead.
The freedom so longed for is given.
The children speak low and draw near:
'Dear grandpa keeps Christmas in Heaven
With grandma, this year.'

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THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT'S LOOK SO PRETTY
WHILE THE SNOW BEGIN TO FALL
THE CHILDREN BUILD THERE SNOW MAN TALL
AND THE CAROL'S ARE RINGING DOOR TO DOOR
SINGING CHRISTMAS CHEER
TO ALL OF YOU ONCE MORE
AND THE SANTA'S ARE OUT TOO
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HOPING YOUR SHARE
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Its Christmas Time

Its christmas time and time for a carol
Time to sing about the little king
To fill the bowl and roll out the banel
Have ourselves a fling
We greet a friend or welcome a stranger
Let him sing on cheer him on his way
And celebrate the child in the manger
Born on christmas day
Good cheer for you and for me
With pleasure and glee to share
Oh, were so happy to be together
On yuletide square
It looks like snow
And falls like snow
Take a moment
Take a look about and say
As snowflakes fall
Merry christmas to one and all

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Sonnet - 'Tis Christmas-time Again

'Tis Christmas-time again this year for me;
I wish it brings me joy and much more cheer;
0 Jesus Lord, please bless my family;
The ones I love, both far and near and dear.

This year has had its joys and woes, bygone;
Some days of despair, heart cannot describe;
And some had died while others had been born;
To lucky few, I do still now prescribe!

But anyway, the year had been better,
Than all the previous ones that had passed by;
Lesser to man and more to God, debtor;
I am, but God's my Friend and Guide so nigh.
Perhaps, the New-Year brings more surprises,
Including the skyrocketing prices!

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Christmas Time Is Here

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year
Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share
Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there
Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year...

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Christmas Time

Everything is different
But nothing's changed
Now we're going in circles
It's Christmas again.

Well can't you hear the sleigh bells ring?
All our voices unite
And look up to the heavens
See the stars shining bright

ohh..Everybody needs a little lovin'
Around Christmas time
Somehow you got to know you're gonna be all right
Oh...Do you really remember how it used to be
Sitting under the Christmas tree
In your heart you'll find the season
ohh...yeah

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I Guess It's Christmas Time

Feel the magic in the air
Christmas is all around
Somethin about this special time of year
A blanket of snow falls down from the sky
Voices of angels
Open our hearts so we can open our arms

Chorus:
And we'll all join hands
To celebrate the goodness
That shines inside of everyone
It must have been a part of some great design
Guess it's Christmas time

Seein the face of the little boys and girls
Singing their First Noel
A sweet refrain heard all around the world
A song of forgiveness

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Fun for all
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Carols everywhere
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Beauty everywhere
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Christmas time is here
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Christmas time is here

Christmas time is here
lets bring on the cheer
presents to buy for everyone
but the homeless ones get none

Christmas time is here
what was that you said dear
yes this year we will help at the mission
all the food we will be up dishing

Christmas time is here,
but what about the poor
us who are well off open up your door
help those who can't get any moore

Christmas time is here
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SONNET: 'Tis Christmas-time again

'Tis Christmas-time again on earth, dear folks!
'Tis winter-time too, chill and freezing cold;
'Tis ideal time to share your woes, joys, yokes!
'Tis celestial time again for young and old.

The baby boy called Jesus will be born;
And He will bring you joy and cheer, untold;
And every Christian home will soon adorn,
The greetings sent, of love from round the world!

Ye Hark! Ye hear now angels sing a choir!
For baby Jesus, King of Heav'n and earth;
Their sounds of musical chants climb higher;
'HOSSANA', Thank Thee Lord for thine re-birth!

'JOY TO THE WORLD: PEACE TO THE HUMAN RACE',
Our Redeemer will help all life to face!

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At night sometimes, sweet voices I hear (Terzanelle)

At night sometimes, sweet voices I hear,
distant angels, glorified beings
singing in my dreams, from another sphere

rejoicing at the happenings
in the whole of creation, glorifying the king.
Distant angels, glorified beings

sing with powerful voices that ring,
acknowledging his blessing,
in the whole of creation, glorifying the king

as if endlessly pressing
their voices like flowers in a holy book
acknowledging his blessing

rejoicing of the great deeds that he undertook,
about his transfiguration from almighty God to mere man,
their voices like flowers in a holy book,

sing about his love filled plan.
At night sometimes, sweet voices I hear,
about his transfiguration from almighty God to mere man,
singing in my dreams, from another sphere.

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Its Christmas Time Down Under

See the sun in the sky
Always riding high
At christmas time down under
It will be no surprise
Temperature will rise
At christmas time down under
This is a festive time
And we have no rain
Santa is dressed up fine
Here he comes again
At the time and the place
They come face to face
At christmas time down under
Doesnt seem quite the same
Playing winters game in the sun
The only snow we have is on our christmas tree
The southen cross is not the nothern star
We like to make believe
We hear those jingle bells
It doesnt really matter where we are
We can look to the sky
And see the reason why
Its christmas time down under
Its so wide,its so blue
Youd see the reason too
At christmas time down under
The world seems the wrong way round
Someone made it so
Someday were up side down
Ask the man who knows!
Its his birthday today
He came here to stay
At christmas time down under
Its up over for me
Down under when I see
Clear blue sky!

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Its that time of year again
That christmas time feelin is here again
cause christmas, christmas, christmas time is here again
Yes, the christmas time feelin is in the air again
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Paint a pretty party scene all over town
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Shes so pretty but Im so young
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Are waitin for the seasons biggest thrill
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An Old Man Sits and Writes Poems

An old man sits and writes poems
And each poem is a cry from his soul
An old man sits and writes poems
And who is he what does he know?

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Christmas Time In Half Rhyme

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And New Year for rebirth,
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It's Christmas Time

The best time of the year
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without you I would be empty
so, baby It's christmas
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to light up the world
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It's Christmas Time AGain

It's Christmas time again
To make that long list of things
Gifts for kids and friends
To bring out sweet smiles in them

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Listening to Christmas carols people sing
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Everywhere and in green and white Christmas trees
All hearts are delightful and dancing
All merry to celebrate Baby Jesus' birthday once again

Merry Christmas to everyone! ! !

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i Thought I Heard A Man Cry Last Night

'I THOUGHT I HEARD A MAN CRY LAST NIGHT'

I thought I heard him weep
I thought I heard a man cry last night
He woke me from my sleep
I thought I heard a man cry last night
I heard his gentle sob,
I thought I heard a man cry last night
I wondered why he was so sad,
I thought I heard a man cry last night
Or was I going mad,
I thought I heard a man cry last night
I heard his cries subside
I thought I heard a man cry last night
Before I returned gently to my sleep,
I thought I heard a man cry last night
My Pillow doesnt tell me any lies, !

David Bennett.

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