A Wood-fire Bright and Candle-light
A wood-fire bright and candle-light
Cast golden shadows on the gloom.
You came, my dear, and with you fear
Fled from the corners of my room.
My sad heart swells with gladness, bells
Ring peace to earth and mercy mild
On Christmas-Eve, and I believe
With rapture like a little child.
So year by year for you, my dear,
I set my radiant Christmas-tree,
Tall, green and straight to celebrate
My little love’s nativity.