Welcome, sweet Christmas, blest be the morn
That Christ our Saviour was born!
Earth’s Redeemer, to save us from all danger,
And, as the Holy Record tells, born in a manger.
Then ring, ring, Christmas bells,
Till your sweet music o’er the kingdom swells,
To warn the people to respect the morn
That Christ their Saviour was born.
The snow was on the ground when Christ was born,
And the Virgin Mary His mother felt very forlorn
As she lay in a horse’s stall at a roadside inn,
Till Christ our Saviour was born to free us from sin.
Oh! think of the Virgin Mary as she lay
In a lowly stable on a bed of hay,
And angels watching O’er her till Christ was born,
Therefore all the people should respect Christmas morn.
The way to respect Christmas time
Is not by drinking whisky or wine,
But to sing praises to God on Christmas morn,
The time that Jesus Christ His Son was born;
Whom He sent into the world to save sinners from hell
And by believing in Him in heaven we’ll dwell;
Then blest be the morn that Christ was born,
Who can save us from hell, death, and scorn.
Then he warned, and respect the Saviour dear,
And treat with less respect the New Year,
And respect always the blessed morn
That Christ our Saviour was born.
For each new morn to the Christian is dear,
As well as the morn of the New Year,
And he thanks God for the light of each new morn.
Especially the morn that Christ was born.
Therefore, good people, be warned in time,
And on Christmas morn don’t get drunk with wine
But praise God above on Christmas morn,
Who sent His Son to save us from hell and scorn.
There the heavenly babe He lay
In a stall among a lot of hay,
While the Angel Host by Bethlehem
Sang a beautiful and heavenly anthem.
Christmas time ought to be held most dear,
Much more so than the New Year,
Because that’s the time that Christ was born,
Therefore respect Christmas morn.
And let the rich be kind to the poor,
And think of the hardships they do endure,
Who are neither clothed nor fed,
And Many without a blanket to their bed.
© William McGonagall 🔒
Some other random works of this poet:
- The Battle Of Corunna
- Broughty Ferry
- Young Munro The Sailor
- Bonnie Montrose
- The Moon
- The Battle Of Flodden Field
- The Sunderland Calamity
- The Loss Of The Victoria
- Balmoral Castle
- The Disastrous Fire At Scarborough
- The Wreck Of The Steamer Mohegan
- Little Pierre’s Song
- The Ancient Town Of Leith
- The Battle Of Inkermann
- The Nithsdale Widow And Her Son
- The Village Of Tayport And Its Surroundings
- An Address To Shakespeare
- A Tale Of Christmas Eve
- An Ode To The Queen
- The Battle Of Atbara
- The Collision In The English Channel
- Annie Marshall The Foundling
- The Battle Of Cressy
- Little Popeet – The Lost Child
- Beautiful Village Of Penicuik
- The Tay Bridge Disaster
- The Wreck Of The Abercrombie Robinson
- The Clepington Catastrophe
- The Railway Bridge Of The Silvery Tay
- Richard Pigott, The Forger
- The Inauguration Of The Hill O’ Balgay
- The Den O’ Fowlis
- The Wreck Of The Steamer London
- An Address To The Rev. George Gilfillan
- The Burning Of The Steamer City Of Montreal
- A Tribute To Henry M. Stanley
- Lines In Praise Of Professor Blackie
- The Tragic Death Of The Rev. A.H. Mackonochie
- Jack O’ The Cudgel
- A Summary History Of Lord Clive
- The Bonnie Sidlaw Hills
- The Bonnie Lass O’ Ruily
- Farewell Address At The Argyle Hall
- General Roberts In Afghanistan
- The Wreck Of The Columbine
- An Adventure In The Life Of King James V Of Scotland
- Women’s Suffrage