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First Line: The little jesus came to town
Last Line: For that they housed him from the cold!
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


THE little Jesus came to town;
The wind blew up, the wind blew down;
Out in the street the wind was bold;
Now who would house Him from the cold?
Then opened wide a stable door,
Fair were the rushes on the floor;
The Ox put forth a horned head:
"Come, little Lord, here make Thy bed."
Uprose the Sheep were folded near:
"Thou Lamb of God, come, enter here."
He entered there to rush and reed,
Who was the Lamb of God indeed.
The little Jesus came to town;
With ox and sheep He laid Him down;
Peace to the byre , peace to the fold,
For that they housed Him from the cold!





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