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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Poems.
VI. A Christmas Carol
By Dinah Maria Craik (1826–1887)
 
GOD rest ye, merry gentlemen; let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas-day.
The dawn rose red o’er Bethlehem, the stars shone through the gray,
When Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas-day.
 
God rest ye, little children; let nothing you affright,        5
For Jesus Christ, your Saviour, was born this happy night;
Along the hills of Galilee the white flocks sleeping lay,
When Christ, the Child of Nazareth, was born on Christmas-day.
 
God rest ye, all good Christians; upon this blessèd morn
The Lord of all good Christians was of a woman born:        10
Now all your sorrows He doth heal, your sins He takes away;
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas-day.
 
 
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