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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!


Merry Christmas from Our Family to yours!


We have this wonderful book "Christmas Garland" by Margaret Tarrant's from 1942 with some beautiful poems and stories in it.   Last night I read to Father and James "Robin Redbreast" by Selma Lagelof which had me both laughing and crying.   Click here to read it on the Baldwin Project site.   I loved this old 12th century carol:

The Friendly Beasts

Jesus, our Brother, strong and good,
Was humbly born in a stable rude,
And the friendly beasts around Him stood,
Jesus, our Brother, strong and good.

"I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown.
"I carried His mother up hill and down,
I carried her safely to Bethlehem town;
I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown.

"I," said the cow all white and red,
"I gave Him my manger for His bed,
I gave Him my hay to pillow His head;
I," said the cow all white and red.

"I," said the sheep with curly horn,
"I gave Him my wool for His blanket warm,
He wore my coat on Christmas morn;
I," said the sheep with curly horn.

"I," said the dove, from the rafters high,
"Cooed Him to sleep, my mate and I,
We cooed Him to sleep, my mate and I;
I," said the dove, from the rafters high.

And every beast, by some good spell,
In the stable dark was glad to tell
Of the gift he gave Emmanuel,
The gift he gave Emmanuel.


As we celebrate the birth of our Lord and the many gifts and blessings he has brought into our lives, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Comments

  1. What a sweet poem. I've heard it before, but I can't recall from where. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well! I hope you have a lovely holiday!

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  2. Thank you Robin for the wonderful Christmas wishes and this great carol.
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones as well. May you stay happy, healthy and blessed.

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  3. Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

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  4. May the Lord richly bless you and your two blessings at Christmastime and throughout the coming year.

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  6. Merry Christmas, Robin! I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  7. Merry Christmas, Robin. I hope the holiday was filled with joy.

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  8. My best wishes for a warm and wonderful holiday season, Robin!

    Sheri

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  9. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!

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