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    A Christmas Carol for Arline and Anabelle

    Arline would be so very happy to meet her great-great-granddaughter Anabelle. Just two years old, Anabelle is the perfect age for learning one of our family's favorite Christmas carols. I know that Arline would be singing along with her:

    Away in a manger
    No crib for a bed
    The little Lord Jesus
    Lay down His sweet head.

    The stars in the sky
    Looked down where he lay
    The little Lord Jesus
    Asleep in the hay.

    The cattle are lowing
    The poor baby wakes
    But Little Lord Jesus
    No crying He makes

    We love you Lord Jesus
    Look down from the sky
    And stay close beside us
    Til morning is nigh.

    Be near me Lord Jesus
    I ask you to stay
    Close by me forever
    And love me I pray

    Bless all the dear children
    In thy tender care
    And guide us to heaven
    To live with You there.

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    Reader Comments (3)

    What a nice Christmas greeting to Mama from Anabelle. You are so right that Anabelle would have been the apple of Mom's eye. As I write this I realize you would now be her second favorite. Mama (Arline) would probably take Anabelle for a ice creme cone and let it drip down her face and onto her dress just like she did with you. Merry Christmas. Anabelle's Great G-ma Suzanne.

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