Russian Children on Christmas Eve


By Lawrence Hall

Word count: 86

Rating: G

Summary: How a child sees Christmas.

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Good children dress warmly to watch for the star

The star of Bethlehem, the shepherds’ star

The star of the magi, true-guiding star

And more than all of these, the children’s star


If children fall asleep during the Royal Hours

It is fitting and just; they too are royal

Princes and princesses of the Emperor

And of that Child who in the manger slept


Then home to kutya, and so to their beds –

The Saviour blesses dear little sleepyheads!


S rozhdyestvom Hristovym!



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