1. In the tops of the cedars and pines,
A whisper was heard sweet and low;
And each branch as it hears and inclines,
Shakes off its fair burden of snow.
List!, the whisper says, Christmas is near;
The pines and the cedars all know
That they’ll aid in the joy and the cheer,
For this day they flourish and grow.
2. They have heard that their branches so green,
All ladened with silver and gold,
To enliven the fairy-like scene
Tinted candles abundant will hold.
While their fruits far more precious and rare,
Than summer or autumn can bring
Cause the children, so happy and fair,
Their praises to shout and to sing.
3. Then the whispering turns to a song,
And catching the welcoming cheer,
They, too, for the Christmas-day long,
And joy to leave forests so drear.
As the eve of the year nears its close,
When verdure and flowers seem dead,
Then the evergreen calm in repose,
To Christmas and gladness is wed.
Marian (or Marion) Froelich, 19th Century, was apparently the wife of organist and composer Gideon Froelich.
At Jesus’ Feet
Bring on the Volunteers
Cedars and the Pines, The
Child of Bethlehem, The
Dare Ye to Stand?
Day Is Breaking, The
Easter After Calvary
Happy Greetings Bringing
Glory to Bethlehem
God of the Seasons
Good Ship Zion, The
Kings of the Orient
Led, Safely Led
Nature’s God, Creator Wise
Old New Song, The
Our Sabbath School
Press On and Never Fear
Sail Not Without the Master
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