Christmas Carols, Ancient And Modern

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Now kindly for my pretty song,
Good butler, draw some beer; You know what duties do belong
To him that sings so clear. Holly and ivy, and drink to drive ye,
To the brown bowl of berry; With apples and ale, and a Christmas tale,
We'll make this houshold merry.
WHEN JESUS CHRIST WAS TWELVE.
When Jesus Christ was twelve years old, As Holy Scripture plainly told, He then disputed brave and bold Amongst the learned doctors.
Then, praise the Lord, both high and low, That He his wondrous works may shew, And we at last to Heaven may go, Where Christ in glory reigneth.
At thirty years he then began To preach the Gospel unto man, And all Judea wondered then To hear his heavenly doctrine.
Then praise, &c.

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