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PREFACE.



Most of the following poems have appeared in the ’S. Barnabas’ Parish Magazine.’ For my godchildren and my people I have made them up into a little bundle of sticks—a Christmas faggot to feed the fires in the winter palace of our King.

It is the Incarnation that justifies all joy, and song is the expression of joy. The Gospel Songs all celebrate the Great Nativity. Birth