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:
- Hanchen, The Maid Of The Mill
- Captain Teach Alias Black Beard
- The Death Of The Old Mendicant
- The Sorrows Of The Blind
- The Death Of Prince Leopold
- The Burning Of The Ship Kent
- The Battle Of Bannockburn
- The Bonnie Lass O’ Ruily
- General Gordon, The Hero Of Khartoum
- The Battle Of Shina, In Africa, Fought In 1800
- Beautiful Aberfoyle
- Jottings Of New York
- The Battle Of Tel-El-Kebir
- John Rouat The Fisherman
- Calamity In London
- A Humble Heroine
- The Battle Of Abu Klea
- The Funeral Of The Late Prince Henry Of Battenberg
- The Battle Of Glencoe
- The Wreck Of The Columbine
- Attempted Assassination Of The Queen
- Death And Burial Of Lord Tennyson
- The Irish Convict’s Return
- Beautiful Rothesay
- Loch Ness
- The Battle Of Alexandria
- Lines In Praise Of Professor Blackie
- Robert Burns
- An Address To The New Tay Bridge
- The Disastrous Fire At Scarborough
- The Blind Girl
- Nora, The Maid Of Killarney
- The Death Of The Rev. Dr. Wilson
- The Loss Of The Victoria
- The Death Of Fred Marsden, The American Playwright
- A Tribute To Dr. Murison
- The Battle Of Alma
- The Demon Drink
- The Moon
- Bonnie Callander
- The Battle Of Atbara
- The Great Yellow River Inundation In China
- The Heatherblend Club Banquet
- The Sunderland Calamity
- Bonnie Montrose
- Loch Leven
- The Storming Of The Dargai Heights