My Favourite Christmas Carols

It’s really hard to pick, but here are two of my many favourite Christms Carols. You may not have heard these before they aren’t very common.  I hope you enjoy them.

Christmas Day
The north wind is tossing the leaves.
The red dust is over the town;
The sparrows are under the eaves,
And the grass in the paddock is brown;
As we lift up our voices and sing,
To the Christ-child the heavenly King.

The tree ferns in green gullies sway;
The cool stream flows silently by;
The joy bells are greeting the day,
And the chimes are adrift in the sky,
As we lift up our voices and sing,
To the Christ-child the heavenly King.

The Silver Stars Are In The Sky
The silver stars are in the sky,
The red-gold moon goes riding high,
O, sleep my little one sleep!
Once long ago, against her breast,
A mother rocked her child to rest,
Who was the Prince of Heav’n above,
The Lord of happiness and love.
        O, sleep, my little one sleep!

The boobook calls across the night,
The brown moths flutter in the light,
O, sleep, my little one sleep!
In Bethlehem long, long ago,
When roads and paddocks gleam’d with snow;
On this same night, that mother mild,
Lull’d into dreams her royal child.
        So, sleep, my little one, sleep!
                      Sleep …

(These are both by John Wheeler and  William G. James, I had to ring Mum for this!)

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  1. Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith

    Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill 😉
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    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
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