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Christmas Eve

Language: English

Hark! The bells ringing!
In the deep night, in the depth of the winter of Man,
Lo! Once more the Son is born.

O agelong, not in Nazareth alone,
Nor now to-day -- but through all ages of the past,
The bells of Christmas ringing:
The Savior-music like a dream from heaven
Touching the slumbering heart.

Sweet promise which the people with unerring instinct cling to!
O winter sun arising never more to set!
O Nature slowly changing, slow transforming to the hearts of men,
Shrine of the soul, shrine of the new-born god -- of Man himself.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2011-05-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:22
Line count: 12
Word count: 96

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