Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

George W. Crofts, Golden Rod: Poems (Omaha, Nebraska: Nye & Johnson, 1889), page 84.

Vision (Doane) W. Howard Doane, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George W. Crofts (1842-1909)
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Adoration of the Shepherds
Gerard van Honthorst (1590-1656)

Our loving hearts, O Savior, dear,
We bring Thee on this Christmas morn,
And close to Thee would now draw near
And bless the day when thou wast born.

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Oh, smile, dear Savior, on us now
As at Thy feet we humbly bow!

Our songs, our sweetest songs, to Thee
O King of Kings, we now would raise,
And fill the air with melody
And hymn Thy ever glorious praise.

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Our lives we now would yield to Thee,
Thy cross would bear, Thy will obey,
And serve Thee ever loyally
Until our lives shall pass away.

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Our hand we put within Thine own,
Our hand of faith, Thy hand of love;
Oh, leave us not to walk alone,
But guide us to our home above.

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