Sunday Poetry – Christmas Day

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Merry Christmas to everyone who visits I Prefer Reading. I hope you all have a lovely day whether or not you celebrate Christmas & whether you’re having a summer or winter Sunday.

This is the perfect Christmas day carol. Here is King’s College choir & here is Sting, for something completely different!

 I saw three ships come sailing in,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
I saw three ships come sailing in,
    On Christmas day in the morning.

 And what was in those ships all three?
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
And what was in those ships all three?
    On Christmas day in the morning.

 Our Saviour Christ and his lady2
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
Our Saviour Christ and his lady,
    On Christmas day in the morning.

 Pray whither sailed those ships all three?
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
Pray whither sailed those ships all three?
    On Christmas day in the morning.

 Oh, they sailed into Bethlehem,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
Oh, they sailed into Bethlehem,
    On Christmas day in the morning.

 And all the bells on earth shall ring,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
And all the bells on earth shall ring,
    On Christmas day in the morning.

 And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
And all the Angels in Heaven shall sing,
    On Christmas day in the morning.

 And all the souls on earth shall sing,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
And all the souls on earth shall sing,
    On Christmas day in the morning.

 Then let us all rejoice, amain,
    On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
Then let us all rejoice, amain,
    On Christmas day in the morning.

8 thoughts on “Sunday Poetry – Christmas Day

  1. Merry Christmas to you also, Lyn!

    It’s not Christmas here in the U.S. yet, but my particular neck of the woods is supposed to be near 70 degrees tomorrow. I for one am not complaining about not having a “white” Christmas. Love the warm weather!

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  2. I listened to both these versions and loved both of them. Would be lovely to hear King’s College boys in person. I have a recording of King’s College and it is a beautiful CD. Hope you are enjoying your day. It is very hot in Hobart too. Around 29 (C).

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