The shepherds had an angel

The shepherds had an angel. Christina Georgina Rossetti* (1830-1894). This children’s hymn is found in the Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti (1904), edited by her brother William Michael. It was entitled ‘A Christmas Carol. For my God-children’, and dated 1856. It appeared in the Sunday School Hymnary (1905) and the Oxford Hymn Book (1908), and thereafter in SofP and other books: The shepherds had an angel,  The wise men had a star;But what have I, a little child,  To guide me home from far,Where glad stars sing together  And singing angels are? It was very popular in the first half of the 20th century: it was in The Oxford Hymn Book (1908), SofP, SofPE, and FHB (1933).  The...

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