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1. Ma - ny sto ries quaint and old - en, Oft are told to me, 2. Songs of al - most heav'n-ly sweet - ness, Fall up - on my ear, 3. Ma - ny are the gifts 1 cher - ish, Friendship's to - ken true,
Some are touched with grief and sad - ness, Oth - ers full
of glee, Hap - py songs of home and kin - dred, Fill - ing me with cheer, Giv - ing me ex • quis - ite pleas - ure, As they meet my view,
But there's one that's sweet-er, dear - er, Than all oth lays, One sur-pass - ing
all the oth - ers, In my soul doth ring, But there's one of price - less val- ue, Bless - ings to
im . part,
Christmas Bells. Concluded.
'Tis the sto ry
an - gels, In the old - en days. 'Tis the song of peace and glo ry, Christ-mas an - gels sing. 'Tis the Christ child's Christmas greet-ing, treas-ured in my heart.
Sweet and joy-ous is the ring - ing, of the bells,
Sweet and joy - ous is the ring.ing of the bells, The merry bells,
Full of beaûty is the sto mer - ry Christmas bells,
ry each one
er glad - ly tells, Christmas bells,
sweet bells, Joy - ous bells, sweet, mer · ry,Christmas bells.
A band of faith-ful reap-ers we,
Who gath-er for e • ter - ni. We are a faith-ful gleaning band, And. la- bor at our Lord's com3. The golden hours like moments fly, And harvest days are pass-ing
The gold - en sheaves of rip - ened grain From ev - 'ry mand, Un-yield-ing, loy al, tried and true, For lo! the by; Then take thy.rust y sick - le down, And la bor
val - ley, hill and plain; Our song is one the reap - ers reap - ers
Be-hold the way - ing har - yest for fade - less crown; Why will you id. - ly stand and
In hon - or of their Lord and King— The Mas-tur
To the Harvest Field, Concluded.
of the har - vest wide, Who for a world of sin-ners died. Lord of har- vest say To all: “Go reap for me to - day.” judgment bring but leaves, While here are waiting golden sheaves?
It seems like a kind. an-gel's call, And play, Be care-ful, my friend,stop and think, Con. way;
His coun-sels true pleas-ure af · ford, And
asks those who sin, will it pay? Will it pay to make pleasure the
sid · er the cost, will it pay? Will it pay for the charm of the serv-ing Him sure - ly will pay; It is bet - ter to turn from all