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First Line: Many christmas wishes, friend
Last Line: Than ever it did before.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The

Many Christmas wishes, friend,
To you on this day I send;
First, I wish your home to be
Filled with cheerfulness and glee;
May your fireside snug be bright
With that gentle, radiant light,
That beautified that holy night
In Bethlehem of yore.

And may gentle love, serene,
Be your law and be your queen;
And may peace and happiness
You and yours forever bless;
And social mirth and gayety,
And all the pleasures that there be
On earth, -- I wish them all to thee.
And thine forevermore!

Many welcome gifts, dear friend,
I hope your friends to you may send;
But one gift I hope that thou
Hast possessed long ere now.
That, the gift of love divine,
Fair to-day I hope shall shine
Brighter over thee and thine
Than ever it did before.

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