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  • The Battle Christmas

    From The Sun, December 27, 1914. By McLandburgh Wilson.

    There are columns to be riven
        In the very face of hell,
    And the wild dumb beasts are driven
        To their doom of shot and shell.
    But above the shriek of battle
        And the chargers’ dying woe
    Sounds the lowing of the cattle
        In a manger long ago.

    There is midnight on the nations,
        There is hate instead of love.
    And the guns’ reverberations
        Shake the vaulted skies above.
    But beyond the thunders ringing
        As the foe replies to foe
    We can hear the angels singing
        On a midnight long ago.