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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND

          There’s a song in the air!
          There’s a song in the sky!
          There’s a mother’s deep prayer
          And a baby’s low cry!
And the star rains its fire while the Beautiful sing,
For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a king.

          There’s a tumult of joy
          O’er the wonderful birth,
          For the virgin's sweet boy
          Is the Lord of the earth,
Ay! the star rains its fire and the Beautiful sing,
For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a king.

          In the light of that star
          Lie the ages impearled;
          And that song from afar
          Has swept over the world.
Every hearth is aflame, and the Beautiful sing
In the homes of the nations that Jesus is King.

          We rejoice in the light,
          And we echo the song
          That comes down through the night
          From the heavenly throng.