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The Riverside song book/Hymn sung at St Helenas Island

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Sung at Christmas by the scholars of St. Helena’s Island, S. C.

Albert Gottlieb Methfessel.

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This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.