A Celebration of Women Writers

"The Shepherd's Song." by Norah M. Holland (1876-1925)
From: Spun-Yarn And Spindrift. by Norah M. Holland. London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons; New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1918, p. 54.

Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom

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WE be silly shepherds,
  Men of no renown,
Guarding well our sheepfolds
  Hard by Bethlehem town;
Baby Jesus, guard us all,
Cot and sheepfold, bower and stall.

Wild the wind was blowing,
  Sudden all was still,
Laughter soft of angels
  Rang from hill to hill.
Baby Jesus, Thou wast born
Ere that midnight paled to morn.

Seek we now Thy presence
  With our gifts of love;
Felix brings a lambkin,
  I will give a dove.
Baby Jesus, small and sweet,
Lo, we lay them at Thy feet.

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Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom