Eugene Field

Christmas Song

Why do bells for Christmas ring?

Why do little children sing?

Once a lovely, shining star,

Seen by shepherds from afar,

Gently moved until its light

Made a manger's cradle bright.

There a darling baby lay,

Pillowed soft upon the hay;

And its mother sang and smiled,

"This is Christ, the holy Child."

Therefore bells for Christmas ring,

Therefore little children sing.