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.
- by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), "Christmas Eve" [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Christmas Eve", 2014 [ soprano and organ ] [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2014-08-22
Line count: 16
Word count: 79