RUSSIAN CHILDREN ON CHRISTMAS EVE
By Lawrence Hall
Word count: 86
Summary: How a child sees Christmas.
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!