by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

Christmas Eve
Language: English 
Christmas hath a darkness
    Brighter than the blazing noon,
Christmas hath a chillness
    Warmer than the heat of June,
Christmas hath a beauty
    Lovelier than the world can show:
For Christmas bringeth Jesus,
    Brought for us so low.

Earth, strike up your music,
    Birds that sing and bells that ring;
Heaven hath answering music
    For all Angels soon to sing:
Earth, put on your whitest
    Bridal robe of spotless snow:
For Christmas bringeth Jesus,
    Brought for us so low.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-08-22
Line count: 16
Word count: 79