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THREE SHIPS.

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 lady,

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?

O they sailed into Bethlehem,

On Christmas day, on Christmas day, O they sailed into Bethlehem,

On Christmas day in the morning.

Three Ships

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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

JACOB'S LADDER.

As Jacob with travel was weary one day,
At night on a stone for a pillow he lay;
He saw in a vision a ladder so high
That its foot was on earth and its top in the

sky. Hallelujah to Jesus, who died on the tree, And hath rais'd up a ladder of mercy for me.

This ladder is high, it is strong and well made, Hath stood hundreds of years and is not yet

decayed; Many millions have climbed it and reached

Zion's hill, And thousands, by faith, are climbing it still.

Hallelujah, etc.

Come, let us ascend, all may climb it who will, For the angels of Jacob are guarding it still; And remember each step that by faith we pass

o'er, Some prophet or martyr hath trod it before.

Hallelujah, etc.

Jacob's Ladder.

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And when we arrive at the haven of rest,
We shall hear the glad word: Come up hither,

ye blest!

Here are regions of light, here are mansions of

bliss, Oh, who would not climb such a ladder as this?

Hallelujah, etc.

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SAINT STEPHEN, THE CLERK.

Saint Stephen was a clerk

In King Herod's hall, And servéd him of bread and cloth

As ever king befall.

Stephen out of kitchen came

With boar's head on hand, He saw a star was fair and bright

Over Bethlehem stand.

He kist adown the boar's head

And went into the hall : "I forsake thee, King Herod,

And thy workés all.

"I forsake thee, King Herod,

And thy workés all; There is a child in Bethlehem born

Is better than we all.”

“What aileth thee, Stephen ?

What is thee befall ? Lacketh thee either meat or drink

In King Herod's hall ?''

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