Saturday, December 31, 2011
Happy New Year!
Ring Out Wild Bells
Ring out wild bells to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty night:
The Year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells across the snow:
The Year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out the slowly-dying cause,
And ancient forms of petty strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
--Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
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Sunday, December 25, 2011
Nanny's Christmas Cards: Adoration of the Magi
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Nanny's Christmas Cards: Shepherds In The Fields Abiding
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Nanny's Christmas Cards: Angels
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Saturday, December 24, 2011
Nanny's Christmas Cards: Mother and Child
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Friday, December 23, 2011
Nanny's Christmas Cards: Star of Bethlehem
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Nanny's Christmas Cards: The Running of the Deer
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Nanny's Christmas Cards: Sleigh Bells Ring
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